Breaking News: FIU Had 36 New Cases, Highest Reported In One Week

Screenshot of the FIU COVID-19 Self Reported Dashboard

Jordan Coll / News Director & Valentina Palm / Editor-in-chief

FIU had 36 new COVID-19 cases last week, the highest number of cases reported in a week this fall semester.

29 students and seven faculty or staff members self-reported having the virus the week of Nov. 16, according to the FIU COVID-19 dashboard. Last week’s rise in COVID-19 cases in the FIU community coincides the week before Thanksgiving break and the start of the holiday season.

FIU Self-Reported COVID-19 Dashboard
Graphic by Jordan Coll and Valentina Palm

Of the total 29 student cases reported last week, 21 are of students learning remotely, the highest number reported this semester.  The remaining eight cases were of students living or learning on campus. 

Three of the seven faculty or staff members who self-reported having the virus last week work on campus.

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard only reflects cases that are self-reported by students and faculty to the Student Affairs and Human Resources divisions or the FIU COVID-19 Response Team. 

The FIU dashboard divides COVID-19 cases into four categories; students living or learning on campus, students learning remotely, faculty/staff working on campus, or working remotely. 

A total of 277 cases have been self-reported to the university since the start of the fall semester, fourteen weeks ago

Of the 213 student cases self-reported to the university this semester, 119 live or study on campus. 31 of the 64 faculty or staff who’ve self-reported having the virus teach or work on campus.

The dashboard is updated every Monday by the FIU Covid-19 Response Team.

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