The University’s COVID-19 Tracker reported 39 new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the last week. There are currently 41 active cases among University students, faculty, staff and contract employees, which represents individuals who have tested positive in the last 10 days.
Over the weekend, there were seven new cases of COVID-19 reported on Friday, seven on Saturday and one new case on Sunday — a total of fifteen cases. This is higher than the previous weekend, which saw just eight new cases in total from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.
Of currently active cases, students account for 24 while faculty, staff and contract employees account for 17.
The daily average for last week was six new cases per day. Compared to previous weeks, the daily average last week was higher than two weeks ago, which saw a daily average of four cases per day, though lower than three weeks ago’s average of seven new cases per day.
Among students, the daily average was three new cases per day, which was higher than the previous week’s total of two new cases per day.
Last week, 5,976 tests were administered to students with only 23 tests returning a positive result — a positivity rate of 0.4 percent, a tick higher than the previous week’s positivity rate of 0.2 percent.
Faculty, staff and contracted employees received 456 tests last week, of which 16 were positive — a positivity rate of 3.5 percent, a nearly 1 percent increase from the previous week.
Currently, there are 22 COVID-19 patients at U.Va. Health, with two new admissions on Sunday. Tests conducted at the hospital take 21 hours on average to come back.
Isolation rooms are currently at 0 percent capacity, according to the University’s COVID-19 Tracker. Isolation rooms house students who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Students who may have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 are placed in quarantine dorms or hotel rooms, which are at 2 percent capacity.
The total number of U.Va. cases since Aug. 17 is 1,148 with student cases accounting for 995 of these.
The Thomas Jefferson Health District Data Portal reports 4,684 total cases, 251 total hospitalizations and 78 fatalities in the City of Charlottesville and five surrounding counties. Within the past 24 hours, 12 new cases have been reported. The current seven-day positivity rate is 1.7 percent.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the total number of cases in the United States has risen to 9,968,155 as of Sunday, with the number of new cases for that day at 105,927. This is lower than previous days last week which saw record numbers of new cases in the United States. There were 457 new deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 237,570.
The University updates its COVID-19 Tracker every weekday, Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. and the TJHD Data Portal is updated daily at 10 a.m.