Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Coronavirus update: University of Alabama reports over 500 COVID-19 cases in first week of classes

From The Journal Times.com:

Associated Press, CNN

Six days after classes began, the University of Alabama has experienced an "unacceptable rise" in coronavirus cases, the university's president said.

The University of Alabama's main campus in Tuscaloosa has recorded 531 total cases. The remaining campuses in Birmingham and Huntsville have recorded 35 cases cumulatively, according to the university's Covid-19 dashboard.

With over 46,150 tests and 566 positive cases, the coronavirus positivity rate on University of Alabama campuses sits around 1.2%, according to the dashboard.

University of Alabama President Stuart R. Bell called on all students, faculty and staff to work together "at this critical moment" after the climb in Covid-19 cases on campus.

I'm sure that more in-person classes will help.  They can lecture the coronavirus away.  

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