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U.Va. reports 241 active cases of COVID-19, 232 of which are students

There were 72 new cases reported this past weekend

<p>46 students tested positive for the virus Friday, 15 Saturday and seven Sunday.&nbsp;</p>

46 students tested positive for the virus Friday, 15 Saturday and seven Sunday. 

The University’s COVID tracker reported 72 new cases Monday — a total that includes the cases from Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The tracker “reflects test results from U.Va. Health Analytics, Student Health, Employee Health and LetsGetChecked,” and it updates at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The tracker reports that it currently takes 28 hours on average to get hospital lab test results.

The tracker reported 50 new cases Friday in the University community — a metric that includes students, faculty, employees and contracted workers — 15 Saturday and five Sunday. 46 students tested positive for the virus Friday, 15 Saturday and seven Sunday. 

The tracker reports that there are currently 241 active cases of COVID-19, which the University defines as “new cases with a positive test during the past 10 days who require isolation on or off Grounds.” Out of the total active community cases, 232 are students.

In total, there have been 562 cases reported in the University community since Aug. 17, of which 508 have been students.

Since Friday, the percentage of occupied quarantine rooms has increased from 19 percent to 26 percent, and the percentage of isolation rooms occupied has risen from one percent to seven percent. The quarantine rooms are reserved for students who may have come into contact with someone who has tested positive, while the isolation rooms are occupied by students who have already tested positive for COVID-19.

The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations reported Thursday was 13. There were 20 hospitalizations as of Sunday — three of which were new hospitalizations reported yesterday.

The University updated the tracker last week to include more detailed information on how many tests are being administered, the daily average of new cases and the number of active cases.

The tracker reports that U.Va. Health administered 2,340 tests last week, 191 of which were positive — for an overall positivity rate of 8.16 percent. Of these tests, a total of 1,985 were administered to students, of which 184 were positive, amounting to a 9.27 percent positivity rate among student tests. 

The percent positivity rate in the Thomas Jefferson Health District — which includes Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties and the City of Charlottesville— is 4.5 percent as of Thursday.