Jordan Coll / News Director
The FIU COVID-19 Dashboard crashed Monday morning as the university reports providing 12,624 vaccines for the virus, an additional 402 vaccines from last Monday.
PantherNOW reached out to the Panther Protecting Panthers technical support team through email. “Our team is looking into it,” said Jorge Rodriguez, application developer for PantherSoft, part of FIU’s Division of Information Technology.
The data chart which typically shows the trends of student and employee COVID-19 testing per day does not accurately represent the data. In addition to the site error, showing the COVID-19 testing per month along with the COVID-19 Response Team showing call volumes per week.
FIU has administered over 18,000 COVID-19 tests to students and employees since Feb. 15 of this year. Prior to Feb. 13 it had administered over 20,000 tests.
The vast majority of these tests, over 95% on average, have been negative.
The university’s COVID-19 dashboard only tracks data on vaccinations and tests administered by FIU clinics. FIU launched this feature in early May.
Previously, the dashboard had reported COVID-19 case numbers among students, faculty and staff.
It had reflected cases that were self-reported by the FIU community to the Student Affairs and Human Resources divisions or the FIU COVID-19 Response Team.
A total of 488 cases were reported since the start of the spring semester, with 198 being students and the remaining 290 being faculty and staff members.
A total of 972 cases were self reported to FIU since the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. There were 646 cases reported by students, 355 of which were students living or learning on campus and the other 291 learning remotely. Of the 326 cases reported by faculty or staff members, 148 were working on campus while the remaining 149 were working from home.
The dashboard is updated every Monday, with the exception of holidays.