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Monday June 27th

Dashboard update: UNC reports 91 positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

Schools across North Carolina, including NC State, ECU and UNC-Charlotte in addition to UNC-Chapel Hill are publishing their university's COVID-19 data in various formats.
Buy Photos Schools across North Carolina, including NC State, ECU and UNC-Charlotte in addition to UNC-Chapel Hill are publishing their university's COVID-19 data in various formats.

UNC reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 from Wednesday alone, in a daily update to the COVID-19 dashboard Thursday.

The University announced that undergraduate classes would switch to remote instruction starting Wednesday, and it now provides a daily case count. The dashboard metric references "daily new positive cases reported."

On Monday, a total of 135 new cases were reported between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16 — the first week of classes. Since February, UNC has reported a total of 528 positive COVID-19 cases

As of Thursday, on-campus housing has reduced to capacity from 60.5 percent to 51.2 percent. Granville Towers has moved from 76.6 percent capacity to 72 percent. This comes after the University told students they should cancel their on-campus housing contracts before Aug. 25.

Since Aug. 14, UNC has confirmed six clusters of COVID-19 in residence halls, off-campus student living and fraternities. 

The University previously stated it would only update the dashboard on a weekly basis, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

North Carolina State University, another school in the UNC System, also reports daily case counts. On Thursday, N.C. State reported 41 new positive COVID-19 cases and moved undergraduate courses online beginning Aug. 24 



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