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U.Va. records one new case each on Saturday and Sunday as COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Just three percent of quarantine beds are currently occupied, down from 49 percent three weeks ago

The current average seven-day positivity rate is 0.26 percent, compared to a high of 4.11 percent Feb. 20.
The current average seven-day positivity rate is 0.26 percent, compared to a high of 4.11 percent Feb. 20.

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The University’s COVID-19 tracker recorded one new case each on Saturday and Sunday, continuing a downward trend in cases compared to the spike seen in mid-February. Five new cases were reported Thursday and two on Friday. 

The one positive test Sunday was a student, bringing the total number of active student cases to 78. There are currently six faculty cases. 

The previous week averaged five new cases a day across the University community, down from 29 cases a day the week before and 112 cases a day the week before that. The current seven-day average is 5.1 new cases per day. 

The University administered 110 tests March 7. The current average seven-day positivity rate is 0.26 percent, compared to a high of 4.11 percent Feb. 20. Test results take an average of 12 hours to come in. 

Quarantine beds, which are reserved for on-Grounds students who have come into close contact with someone who has tested positive, are currently at 3 percent capacity. Only 1 percent of isolation beds, for those who have tested positive, are currently full. 

U.Va. Health admitted three new patients yesterday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients in-care to 29. 

The drop in cases in the University community is reflected in the overall data for the Blue Ridge Health District — which includes Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The BRHD recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 13,510. There are currently 535 COVID-19 cases in the district.  

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