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UA COVID-19 Test Tracker

Daily (9/27)
1,051 36 3.4%
Total (8/4)
36,634 2,291 6.3%
Includes tests since August 4, 2020
Data from https://covid19.arizona.edu/updates
Updated September 27, 2020

New research shows asymptomatic carriers have similar viral load, infection spreads via aerosol

With schools set to reopen soon, the unknowing presence of asymptomatic carriers and a high risk of transmission from aerosol could prove detrimental to keeping the spread of disease under control. A new study out of South Korea published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that asymptomatic carriers harbored similar quantities of the novel coronavirus, called a viral load, as those who displayed symptoms. Read more

Details on the Pac-12 conference-only football schedule

The Pac-12 released its full 10-game schedule for each conference team on Friday, July 31. The season is headlined by a Territorial Cup between the University of Arizona and ASU followed by USC vs. UCLA and the University of Washington vs Stanford University in week one. The NCAA 20-hour practice rule will begin on Aug. 3 with training camps beginning on Aug. 17. The conference plans on beginning its football season on Sept. 26.  Read more

COVID-19 patients no longer need tests to end isolation, CDC says

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its guidelines regarding self-isolation for people who test positive for COVID-19. According to the new guidelines, "for most persons with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours." Read more

What is pooled testing and how can it help limit the spread of COVID-19?

Many schools around the U.S. are set to reopen soon, and with daily COVID-19 case counts and percent positive rates still high, a more effective public health measure to track cases of the virus is desperately needed. The method, called pooled testing, utilizes a more widespread approach, testing both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. Read more