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COVID-19 Dashboard

Furman University is continually monitoring health conditions on campus and in the greater Greenville community to determine what steps are necessary to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and address the risks and uncertainties related to the virus. This Dashboard reflects the most current conditions and will be updated biweekly with Furman student and employee data and weekly with Greenville County disease data.  PLEASE NOTE ADJUSTMENTS IN DATE RANGES REPORTED.

Campus Community Vaccination Rate & Cumulative Reported Positive Tests

Campus Community Vaccination Rate*

88%

*Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, full- and part-time staff.

Cumulative Reported Positive Tests since 7/29/2021 

Students: 61
Employees: 15*

*Numbers reported for testing and positive cases may be updated during the reporting period based on data provided by Furman’s Office of Human Resources.

Students

 10/11 – 10/13  10/7 – 10/10 9/30 – 10/6
Total Number of student tests during the reporting period 6 0 36
Number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed by the Earle Student Health Center* 0 0 0
Total pending molecular tests ordered by the Earle Student Health Center 4 0 7
Total number of students in isolation or quarantine, effective last day of reporting window 0 0 1
Percentage of students for Fall 2021 reporting completed COVID-19 vaccinations 92% 92% 92%

*Positive tests are posted based on the date the results are received and may reflect tests conducted during the previous reporting period if results were still pending at the close of the last reporting period.

Employees

 

10/11 – 10/13 10/7 – 10/10 9/30 – 10/6
Number of employees tested during the reported period 0 1 1
Number of reported positive tests 0 0 0

Greenville County Disease Measures Reported by SC DHEC (10/12/21)

Parameter 9/30 – 10/12 9/23 – 10/5
Two-Week Cumulative Incidence Rate:(The number of new COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks per 100,000 individuals) 588 (High)1 714 (High)1
Trend in Cumulative Incidence Rate:
(Comparing the two-week cumulative incidence rate to the previous two weeks)
Decreasing Decreasing
Two Week Percent Positive Rate:
(Percent of individuals who tested positive out of the number of individuals who were tested)
9.0% (Medium)2 9.8% (High)2
Acute Hospital Bed Occupancy in Upstate 81%3 82%

[1]DHEC categorizes the Two-Week Cumulative Incidence Rates per 100,000 people as: High (≥ 200), Medium (51-200), and Low (0-50)
[2]DHEC categorizes the Two-Week Percent Positive Rate as: High (≥ 10.0%), Medium (5.1%-9.9%), and Low (≤5.0%)
[3]
DHEC reported value for 10/12/2021

NOTE: This Dashboard is published each Thursday evening to allow for inclusion of the most recently available community data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC).

The university will closely monitor the evolving circumstances related to COVID-19, along with rapidly developing scientific knowledge and medical resources, to determine the appropriateness for adjustments and contingencies. For general questions, please email furman.focused@furman.edu