FIU Had 78 New COVID-19 Cases Last Week, Highest Number Of Reported Student Cases

Screenshot of FIU Self-Reported Dashboard

Jordan Coll/ News Director

FIU had 78 new COVID-19 cases as of last week.

52 students and 26 faculty or staff members self-reported having the virus the week of Jan.11, the highest number of self-reported student cases on campus ever recorded since last year, according to the dashboard.

Of the 52 students who self-reported having the virus 22 live or learn on campus. The remaining 30 were students learning remotely. 12 of the 26 faculty members who self-reported having the virus last week work on campus.

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

Since the start of the spring semester, 89 students self-reported having the virus while 52 faculty or staff members reported contracting the virus as well.

Cases reflected on the university’s dashboard are self-reported by students and faculty to the Student Affairs and Human Resources divisions or to 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 562 cases have been self-reported to the university since the start of the fall semester 22 weeks ago. Of the 374 student cases self-reported to the university this semester, 186 live or study on campus.  84 of the 188 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. The university was closed on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr.King Day. The dashboard was updated on Wednesday.

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