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Coronavirus Coverage


This page will be regularly updated with information on how the University and Charlottesville community is responding to COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The Cavalier Daily is committed to thoroughly reporting on its effects and implications for everyone in our community.

Follow the total number of confirmed cases within the Virginia here and read about the University's Spring 2021 plan here

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Last updated October 22


On March 16, 2020, a Charlottesville resident tested positive for the novel coronavirus. It was the first confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in the piedmont region.

COVID-19 cases trend back downwards after brief increase

The weekly average of COVID-19 cases per day for students, faculty and staff have gone  down, with an average of 11.71 cases per day reported Monday and an average of 7.57 cases reported Thursday. Currently, a total of 24 individuals are hospitalized for COVID-19 at U.Va. Health.


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