The University's campus quarantine dorm has 5.5 percent capacity available — four rooms left out of 73 — for students who are identified to be close contacts of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19, as of Monday at 3 p.m. according to UNC's COVID-19 dashboard.
UNC confirmed 135 new cases of COVID-19 between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16, 130 students and five employees.
As of Monday there are 324 total cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 since February 2020.
The University has 87.1 percent capacity available for isolation rooms — rooms for individuals who are confirmed to be positive.
UNC's total positivity rate was 13.6 percent last week. UNC’s total positivity rate on the dashboard since February 2020 increased from 8.9 percent last week to 10.6 percent on Monday.
Since Friday, the University has confirmed four clusters of COVID-19, at Ehringhaus Residence Hall, Hinton James Residence Hall, Granville Towers and the off-campus fraternity house Sigma Nu.
Associate Vice Chancellor for University Communications Beth Keith said the University will not disclose the number of cases in each cluster to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The University has also said it will update the dashboard weekly to protect student privacy.
The dashboard was updated Monday at 3 p.m. — tuition for the fall semester is due at 5 p.m. on Monday.
On Monday, the Dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health Barbara Rimer wrote in a blog post that "it is time for an off-ramp."