UA System: COVID-19 numbers decrease at UA, UAB
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 - 56 positive tests
UAB - 43 positive tests
UAH - 32 positive tests
UA System officials are closely monitoring health and safety practices at UA, UAB and UAH.
Key data in the Oct. 30-Nov. 5 COVID-19 testing program in the UA System:
- UA and UAB saw a decline in student positive test results with 56 at UA and 43 at UAB.
- UAH reported a slight increase in numbers, with 32 student positives this week among 10,000 students enrolled. UAH officials have continued to perform diligent contact tracing to prevent broader transmission.
- Sentinel testing positives remain under 1% Systemwide, with more than 1,400 sentinel tests conducted for the reporting period.
The breakdown of total student cases by university from 8/18 to 11/5:
UA - 2,800
UAB - 527
UAH - 138
The three universities have announced plans to continue on-campus instruction through Nov. 20. Students will prepare for and take semester exams remotely and classes are scheduled to resume in-person in January.
The UA System will continue to update the dashboard weekly. For more information, visit this link.
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