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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
COVID 19  |  UF

COVID-19 Update: Testing increases by over 70% as students settle into Summer B

UF reported seven positive cases out of 532 tests from June 28 to July 4

With Summer B in full swing, testing increased by 72% since the last week of May.

UF reported seven positive cases out of 532 tests from June 28 to July 4, compared to four positive cases out of 309 tests from June 21 to June 27.

The campus maintained a 1-2% seven-day average positivity rate for the first week of July. 

Fifty students and 23 employees are quarantined or in isolation as of Tuesday. The total increased by seven students and nine employees since June 29.

As of Tuesday, the total number of positive cases since March 2020 reached 10,098. Of these cases, 7,139 were students, 1,559 were employees and 1,400 were UF affiliates.

Between 70% and 80% of UF students have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a UF Health estimate in May. Over 60,0000 vaccines have been administered across UF’s vaccination sites, UF Health President David Nelson said.

The official Alachua County Facebook page reported 137,481 people vaccinated and 25,518 total cases on Friday.

There were 90 new positive cases and 952 people vaccinated since June 25, according to Alachua County’s Friday update post.

Alachua County reported 285 total deaths since the beginning of the pandemic on June 3.

The Florida Department of Health is no longer releasing county death statistics.

Contact Alexandra Harris at aharris@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @harris_alex_m.

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Alexandra Harris

Alexandra is a senior journalism major reporting on Science/Environment for The Alligator. Her work has appeared in The Gainesville Sun, and she filed public records requests for the Why Don't We Know investigative podcast. She has a passion for the environment.


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