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U.Va. reports 83 total students test positive for COVID-19, 115 total cases in the community

The University reported three total positive tests among the University community Monday

Since Aug. 17, 83 University students have tested positive for the virus.
Since Aug. 17, 83 University students have tested positive for the virus.

The University’s COVID-19 tracker reported that 19 new coronavirus positive cases were confirmed over the weekend among students, faculty, staff and contract employees. 

Since Aug. 17, 83 University students have tested positive for the virus through student health. Overall, 115 individuals in the University community — which comprises students, faculty, staff and contracted employees — have tested positive in the same time frame. 27 students tested positive for COVID-19 Friday, 14 Saturday and two Monday. In total, 29 members of the University community tested positive for the virus Friday, 16 Saturday and three Sunday. 

Those numbers do not include pre-arrival testing required of all students prior to returning to Grounds. The tracker now shows that 51 out of 17,090 students who submitted pre-arrival results tested positive.

The COVID-19 tracker also shows that the University’s student quarantine capacity sits at five percent while isolation rooms are still completely open. 

The University relocated hundreds of students Friday from their on-Grounds assignments in the International Residential College, Johnson, Malone, and Weedon Houses and Shea House to provide additional quarantine and isolation areas. University spokesperson Wes Hester declined to give a comprehensive list of spaces reserved for quarantine and isolation but acknowledged that the University is expecting the total number of available beds will fluctuate depending on the number of students that need isolation.

“The metrics included in the U.Va. COVID-Tracker are among those being monitored by University leadership and will inform decisions about any adjustments that may be required in the future,” Hester said. 

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