Active COVID-19 cases stay above 100

The University has reported over 2,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases since Jan. 1

The University reported a total of 106 active COVID-19 cases Thursday, a decrease of one case since Monday's total of 107 active cases. 

Of the cases, 98 are students and eight are faculty and staff, according to the update. There are 89 active cases among off-campus students in the metropolitan Phoenix area, with eight students in isolation on the Tempe campus. There is one active case on the Downtown Phoenix, West or Polytechnic campuses.

Since Jan. 1, the University has reported 2,177 cumulative COVID-19 cases out of the more than 87,011tests administered in that time frame. ASU has had a test positivity rate of 2.5% since Jan. 1.

Students make up 1,841 of those who have tested positive since Jan. 1 and employees account for 336. The total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases since Aug. 1 is 6,685 within the ASU community.

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 647 new cases and 22 new deaths Thursday. The state reported that just over 2.7 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

To check appointment availability or to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the ADHS vaccine patient portal.


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