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.
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.