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U.Va. COVID-19 tracker reports 95 active cases in the community, 78 of which are student cases

The University's revamped tracker layout now includes percent positivity rates

<p>The current overall seven-day average positivity rate in the University community is 0.48 percent. The seven-day average for students is 0.44 percent while the seven-day average for faculty and staff is 0.73 percent.&nbsp;</p>

The current overall seven-day average positivity rate in the University community is 0.48 percent. The seven-day average for students is 0.44 percent while the seven-day average for faculty and staff is 0.73 percent. 

The University launched a newly designed COVID-19 dashboard today, which now includes percent positivity rate and weekly averages among the statistics. The current overall seven-day average positivity rate in the University community is 0.48 percent — the seven-day average for students is 0.44 percent while the seven-day average for faculty and staff is 0.73 percent. 

There are currently 95 active cases of COVID-19 in the University community, which consists of students, faculty, staff and contract employees, bringing the current total number of cases this spring semester to 360. No new cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday while six cases were reported on Saturday, and 17 cases were reported on Friday. Last week, there were an average of 11 new cases a day. 

Of the 95 active cases, 78 of them are student cases. Last week, the University averaged nine positive cases among students per day. 

Of the spring cases, 180 of them have been students and 180 have been faculty or staff. Faculty and staff only made up 24 percent of the total cases this past fall, with 372 cases being from faculty and staff out of a total of 1,549 cases in the University community. 

The University has been increasing testing at its four testing locations. The high for the spring so far was Wednesday when 3,447 people from the University community were tested. This semester, all students are required to undergo weekly prevalence testing and voluntary asymptomatic testing is available to faculty and staff.

The University has administered 128,816 tests since the school year began in August. Currently, it takes 11 hours on average for the U.Va. Health lab to complete a test. 

Currently, 12 percent of quarantine beds — for those who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 — are filled. University isolation beds, which are for those who tested positive themselves, are currently 4 percent full. 

U.Va Health admitted four new COVID-19 patients yesterday, bringing the total number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients to 55. The current seven-day average is 7.71 hospitalizations per day, compared to the highest seven-day average of 10 hospitalizations on Jan. 8. 

The Blue Ridge Health District — which includes Charlottesville and Albemarle County — reported 32 new cases Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the district to 11,322, with 460 of those people being currently hospitalized. Of those cases, 21.4 percent of them are age 20-29. 

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