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Active COVID-19 cases on the UA campus continue to rise as students prepare to head home for Thanksgiving break. 

There are 113 active cases on campus as of Wednesday, up from 94 reported Monday. Of the active cases, 93 are students, 14 are staff, two are graduate assistants and four are faculty, according to the UA COVID-19 Dashboard. 

From Nov. 15-17, there were 28 new cases reported and 11 new recoveries. In addition to the nine self-reports, 19 new cases were detected through on-campus testing. There were no reports from the Arkansas Department of Health. 

There have been 16,305 tests performed on campus with 1,885 total recoveries. Of the tests performed, 908 were positive, generating a 5.7% positivity rate. 

There are 278 pending tests, according to the dashboard. There is a 91.3% availability of quarantine and isolation space for on-campus students. 

UA officials are encouraging students to get tested prior to heading home for Thanksgiving break. The Pat Walker Health Center is offering drive-up asymptomatic testing by appointment, with results becoming available in one to two days.


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