Florida State University Remains On Alert For Increased Cases Within Campus. Coronavirus cases would have occurred between August 2 and September 4, but the biggest increase came when students started classes on August 24. Management said they don’t plan to go back to distance education.
Coronavirus at Florida State University
Florida State University, FSU, one of the largest in the state, reported that coronavirus cases among its students increased significantly once classes began on August 24.
According to FSU’s coronavirus dashboard, 839 students and 14 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, between August 2 and September 4.
The board also shows that the positivity rate is 7.32% and the number of people in college who have taken the test is 11,653.
“FSU administrators are aware of the increase in positive cases on campus and in local communities, and continue to work closely with public health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19”, the university said in a statement posted on its website.
According to the statement, FSU has no plans to return to distance education, but if you make the decision to do so it will notify the community in advance.
On September 4, Florida State University had announced a new coronavirus random testing program, to students, faculty, and employees who show no COVID-19 symptoms.
Coronavirus at other Florida Universities
Other Florida universities, such as the University of Miami, UM, have also reported high numbers of cases among their students, once they returned to face-to-face classes.
On August 26, 96 COVID-19 contagions were reported in UM, and 94 quarantined students were reported at their Coral Gables, Miami, and Virginia Key campuses.
Over the past four weeks, the state of Florida has had a coronavirus positivity rate of less than 10%, according to the Department of Health figures.
According to Tuesday’s report, a total of 650,092 coronavirus cases have been filed in the state and 11,915 Florida residents have lost their lives to COVID-19-related complications.