COVID-19 Dashboard Update: FIU Had 55 New Cases Last Week

Jailene Feliciano / Contributing Writer

FIU had 55 new COVID-19 cases last week.

33 students and 22 faculty or staff members self-reported having the virus the week of Jan.18, according to the university’s dashboard.

Of the 33 new student cases 20 live or learn on campus. The remaining 13 were of students learning remotely. 7 of the 22 faculty members reported having the virus last week work on campus.

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

The number of COVID-19 cases of students learning remotely decreased this week with 13 new cases compared to the 30 reported last week. 

This week, the university also reported a decrease in COVID-19 cases for faculty or staff working on campus with 7 new cases compared to the 12 reported last week.

A total of 133 cases have been self-reported to the university since this Spring semester. 85 students and 48 faculty or staff members have reported contracting the virus since the beginning of the semester. 

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 617 cases have been self-reported to the university since the start of the fall semester 23 weeks ago. Of the 407 student cases self-reported to the university this semester, 206 live or study on campus. 91 of the 210 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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