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U.Va. reports 369 positive COVID-19 cases in the community, 321 of which are students

48 new positive cases were reported since Friday

The U.Va. hospital saw three new COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday.
The U.Va. hospital saw three new COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday.

A total of 369 positive coronavirus cases have been reported on the University’s COVID Tracker since Aug. 17, 321 of which are student cases. The numbers only include those who have been tested through Student Health and Wellness or a University-affiliated clinic. 

24 students tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, 17 on Saturday and four on Sunday. In the community — a metric that includes students, faculty, staff and contracted workers — 24 individuals tested positive Friday, 19 Saturday and five Sunday. The Student Health and Wellness Center is only open for four hours on Saturday.

The University’s quarantine rooms are at 8 percent capacity, while isolation rooms are at one percent capacity. The U.Va. hospital saw three new COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday. The turnaround time for the hospital to complete a lab test is 23 hours.

In addition, 39 people tested positive Sept. 10, including 38 students, marking the highest number of people and students who have tested positive in a single day — exceeding the previous week’s peak of 31 positive tests. 

These numbers do not include pre-arrival testing, which all students returning to Grounds this semester were required to complete. There have been 18,151 negative tests submitted so far, while 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 922 cases have been reported in Charlottesville, which have resulted in 28 hospitalizations and 24 deaths. 

The current seven-day percent positivity rate of COVID-19 testing in the Thomas Jefferson Health District — which is comprised of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties and the City of Charlottesville —  is 5.3 percent.  

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.