Active cases of COVID-19 at the UofA rose by six between the reporting period of Friday-Sunday and the reporting period of Monday-Tuesday, according to the Pat Walker Health Center COVID-19 Dashboard. The jump from 37 to 43 is the largest in two weeks.
Thirty-seven of the current active cases are students, one is a faculty member, one is a graduate assistant and four are staff members, according to the data.
Nine new cases were reported between Monday and Tuesday, which is tied for the second-lowest number since the semester began, according to university data. Five of 213 tests administered on campus during the two days came back positive, for a positivity rate of 2.3%. There were four additional self-reported cases.
The positivity rate during the Monday-Tuesday reporting period is nearly half that of the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Of 3,132 tests conducted since Aug. 23, 7.4% have been positive.
For a data visualization, click on the COVID-19 Dashboard tab at the top of The Arkansas Traveler’s website.