The University’s COVID-19 tracker reported zero new cases Sunday for the second week in a row. Four new cases were reported Thursday, three Friday and one Saturday, bringing the total number of cases this spring to 1,697.
There are currently 31 active cases, including 23 students and eight faculty and staff. The previous week, the University saw an average of four new COVID-19 cases a day across the community, consistent with the week before that. For students, the weekly average last week was three new cases per day — a decrease from four the week prior — whereas the weekly average for faculty and staff has remained at one case per day for the past three weeks.
The seven-day average positivity rate is currently 0.19 percent. The University administered 81 tests Sunday, and the seven-day testing average is 2,039 tests per day. It currently takes an average of 11 hours to complete a test result.
Quarantine and isolation housing are currently at one percent occupancy each.
U.Va. Health admitted five new COVID-19 patients Sunday and currently has 33 COVID-19 positive patients in house. The seven-day average for hospitalizations is 5.57 new hospitalizations per day.
The Blue Ridge Health District’s COVID-19 portal reported 60 new cases Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the district to 14,104. There are currently 560 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the district.
The BRHD began vaccinating people with high-risk medical conditions two weeks ago and expects to open up Phase 1C vaccinations shortly. The district received a vaccine supply of 11,600 doses this week — nearly four times the weekly amount received in February — and the goal is for vaccinations to be open to everyone in the state by mid-April.
The University’s COVID-19 tracker updates at 4 p.m. Monday to Friday while the BRHD portal updates at 10 a.m. daily.