Alabama reports 498 positive COVID-19 cases since start of spring semester
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Zhoee’ Williams
Nearly 500 students, faculty and staff at the University of Alabama were positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the spring semester, the UA System released Tuesday.
The data, focused on Jan. 10 to Jan. 16, showed 358 students and 140 faculty and staff with positive test results. That number represents students, faculty and staff who were diagnosed through University Medical Center or who reported their diagnoses to UA.
According to the UA System COVID-19 Dashboard, 28 of the 142 on-campus quarantine and isolation rooms are occupied.
“Our campuses have much higher vaccination rates than the community at large, and we continue to encourage anyone who hasn’t been fully vaccinated and boosted to take advantage of widely available, safe and effective vaccines that overwhelmingly protect from the worst outcomes of the virus,” said UAB School of Medicine Dean Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers.
If you want to read more about UA’s COVID-19 updates, please visit the dashboard.