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Four days after the UofA’s COVID-19 dashboard debuted, officials updated the site Monday, adding 24 additional cases and 651 more on-campus tests.

The update includes five cases identified through on-campus testing performed by the Pat Walker Health Center or the UA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, 14 that people self-reported to UA Emergency Management, and five that the Arkansas Department of Health reported to UAEM.

When the dashboard launched Thursday, five total cases were listed, including two identified through on-campus testing, two self-reported positives, and one ADH-reported case.

Monday’s new cases are in people who may have been on the main campus or any other UA campuses in Fayetteville between Aug. 17 and Sunday.

In those seven days, 651 new tests were performed on campus, for a cumulative total of 923 tests and seven positives. The cumulative positivity rate for on-campus testing is now .8%, up from .7% on Thursday.

The UofA requires anyone who has received a positive test result from an off-campus testing center and has been on campus any time since Aug. 10 to report their result to UAEM.

Sarah Komar is the news editor for The Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a staff reporter in 2019 and early 2020.

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