UA System: COVID-19 numbers decrease at UA, UAB

UA System: COVID-19 numbers decrease at UA, UAB
(Source: WBRC)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The University of Alabama System reported the schools' COVID-19 numbers, as two of their three schools saw student cases decrease, and one school saw numbers increase since last week.

UA - 64 positive tests

UAB - 52 positive tests

UAH - 17 positive tests

UA System officials are closely monitoring health and safety practices at UA, UAB and UAH.

Significant results of the Oct. 23-29 COVID-19 testing program in the UA System:

  • UA reported the highest participation in sentinel testing this week since the program began, while continuing to maintain a positive rate of less than 1%.
  • At UAB, the number of student positives dropped to 52, down 9 over last week. The decline occurred following successful efforts to control transmission that could have been derived from Homecoming activities on the Birmingham campus two weeks ago.
  • In Huntsville, 257 students, faculty and staff members were sentinel tested, with zero percent positives. Of the 10,000 students at UAH, 17 tested positive this past week.
  • Clinical enterprise staff in the UAB hospitals and clinics reported zero percent positives among the 234 who received sentinel testing.

The breakdown of total student cases by university from 8/18 to 10/29:

UA - 2,744

UAB - 484

UAH - 106

The UA System will continue to update the dashboard weekly. For more information, visit this link.

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