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U.Va. reports 53 new COVID-19 cases, 219 active cases in the University community

Altogether 948 cases have been reported to the University since Aug. 17, of which 219 are active

Out of 2,544 total tests administered last week, 183 returned positive results, giving a percent positivity rate of 19.57 percent.
Out of 2,544 total tests administered last week, 183 returned positive results, giving a percent positivity rate of 19.57 percent.

As of Thursday evening, the U.Va. COVID-19 Tracker reported 53 new cases since Monday. The total number of active cases in the University community is now 219, and 948 total members of the University community have tested positive for the virus since Aug. 17.

In the University community — consisting of students, faculty, staff and contract workers — 19 individuals tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, 15 on Tuesday and 19 on Wednesday. 

Since Monday, one new hospitalization has been reported by the tracker, bringing the number of admissions this week to three. The total number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital is 19. The average time it takes the U.Va. Hospital lab to process a COVID-19 test is 21 hours, based on this week and last week’s data.

The percentage of quarantine rooms filled by students has increased since Monday to 21 percent. Conversely, the isolation rooms occupancy has dropped to 8 percent.

The additional COVID restrictions enforced by the University for community members have been extended until Oct. 21 in an effort to level off case numbers. These restrictions include a ban on gatherings of 5 or more people and limitations on out-of-town travel. 

Out of 2,544 total tests administered last week, 183 returned positive results, giving a positivity rate of 19.57 percent. 

Since Aug. 17, 948 University community members have tested positive for the virus. Of that number, 857 were students.

Pre-arrival testing does not factor into the number of positive student cases the University tracks — only those who tested through the Department of Student Health & Wellness or a University clinic. Students who tested at an outside facility and received a positive result should self-report using the online form on the Healthy Hoos website.

If exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or if experiencing symptoms, students can call Student Health & Wellness at (434) 924-5362 for next steps.

The Charlottesville community-at-large has a total of 3,891 cases with 197 individuals hospitalized and 73 fatalities so far, according to the Thomas Jefferson Health District Portal.

The University’s COVID-19 Tracker is updated at 4 p.m. every weekday and the TJHD Data Dashboard is updated by 10 a.m. daily.  

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