COVID-19 cases and numbers in Berkeley update

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Since the start of classes at UC Berkeley on Aug. 26, there have been 25 positive cases of COVID-19 among students have been tested. In the city of Berkeley, there has been a total of 573 confirmed positive cases.

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Twenty-five students assessed at University Health Services have tested positive for COVID-19 since classes began at UC Berkeley on Aug. 26, as of press time. Of these cases, 17 are from Thursday or later.

During the week of Aug. 24 to Aug. 31, 1,654 tests were given out by University Health Services, with 1.22% of that population testing positive, according to the campus coronavirus dashboard. In the same week, the city of Berkeley reported a 0.7% positive rate on its COVID-19 dashboard.

As of press time, there are 573 total confirmed cases and six deaths in the city, according to the city’s dashboard. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 36,569 tests have been reported in Berkeley.

There has been an average number of three new cases per day in Berkeley in the past week — a decrease from the previous week’s daily average of around five cases, according to the city’s dashboard.

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