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Active COVID-19 cases on the UA campus increased to 95 Friday, up from the 78 reported Tuesday.

Of the active cases, 77 are students, ten are staff, four are faculty and four are categorized as others according to the UA COVID-19 Dashboard.

UA Pat Walker Health Center officials recorded 40 new cases and 28 new recoveries between Tuesday and Friday, according to the dashboard data summary. In addition to 12 self-reported results, 28 new cases were detected through on-campus testing. The Arkansas Department of Health did not report any additional cases.

Since Aug. 10, UA health officials performed 28,547 tests on campus, of the tests performed, 1,309 were positive, generating a 4.6% positivity rate. There have been 2,576 total recoveries, according to the dashboard.

As of Wednesday, 26 tests had pending results, according to the dashboard. There is a 96% availability of quarantine and isolation space for on-campus students.

As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed among the state, cases in Benton and Washington County continue to increase.

Benton County added 171 new confirmed and probable active cases Friday, for a total of 1,470 active total cases, according to the ADH. Washington County reported 147 probable and confirmed active cases, bringing the total to 1,438.

Across Arkansas, active cases decreased by 221 Friday, for a total of 17,326 active cases, according to the ADH. COVID-19 hospitalizations also decreased Friday by 45, for a total of 951 patients hospitalized in Arkansas. Of those reported, 141 were on ventilators, up by one Thursday.

UA officials addressed the university’s spring response to COVID-19 during the “COVID-19 and Beyond” panel discussion on Tuesday. The discussion is part of a series on the university’s response to COVID-19 and is available to watch on YouTube.

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