A total of 231 positive coronavirus cases have been reported on the University’s COVID Tracker since Aug. 17, 190 of which are student cases. The numbers only include those who have been tested through Student Health and Wellness or a University-affiliated clinic.
Two students tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday, five on Sunday and four on Monday. The Student Health and Wellness Center is only open for four hours on Saturday.
These numbers do not include pre-arrival testing, which all students returning to Grounds this semester are required to complete. Of the 18,150 tests submitted so far, 65 have been positive.
COVID-19 data for the Charlottesville community at large has been reported through the Thomas Jefferson Health District Data Portal. Currently, a total of 797 cases have been reported in Charlottesville, which have resulted in 27 hospitalizations and 23 deaths.
The percent positivity rate of COVID-19 testing in the Thomas Jefferson Health District — which comprises Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties and the City of Charlottesville — has increased from 5.6 percent Aug. 25 to 7.1 percent Sept. 3.
University Provost Liz Magill, Chief Operating Officer J.J. Davis and Chair of Department of Medicine Mitch Rosner sent an email to the University community Sept. 4 addressing the newly implemented COVID-19 testing programs.
These programs include mandatory asymptomatic prevalence testing, wastewater analysis and a future switch to testing with saliva samples instead of nasal swabs.
The University’s COVID tracker is updated every weekday at 4 p.m. and the Thomas Jefferson Health District Portal is updated daily at 10 a.m.