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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
COVID 19  |  UF

COVID-19 Update: UF’s seven-day average positivity rate falls below 1% for on-campus testing

On-campus isolation availability hit a semester high of 99% as total quarantines fall to 283 people

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UF’s COVID-19 numbers have continued to decrease during the past several weeks as the university reported its lowest on-campus testing positivity rate and quarantines since the start of the Spring semester.

The seven-day average for on-campus positive tests fell below 1% Thursday, according to the university’s testing dashboard. Since then, 25 UF affiliates  tested positive through campus lab collections.

Since Feb. 23, 11 UF employees and 58 students have tested positive through on- and off-campus results — bringing the cumulative total positive cases at the university to 8,975 since tracking began March 18.

On-campus quarantines hit the semester’s lowest occupancy at 99% availability on Tuesday. The number of people in quarantine continues to drop to new lows, with 283 isolations Monday, a decrease of 173 since last week.

UF Health Shands Hospital had 5.38% adult ICU availability (14 beds) on Tuesday, and North Florida Regional Medical Center had 20.83% (10 beds), according to the AHCA of Florida.

Contact Manny Rea at mrea@alligator.org. Follow him on Twitter @ReaManny.

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Manny Rea

Manny Rea is a journalism sophomore and the current health reporter for The Alligator. He worked as a copy editor in his freshman year before moving over to the Avenue in summer 2020. He likes to listen to dollar-bin records and read comics, and he is patiently waiting to go back to movies and concerts.


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