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.