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COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Cases and Testing Dashboard

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CMU case numbers are updated each day. Tartan Testing results are updated as they are received. Any positive cases from the Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program or symptomatic testing are included in CMU case numbers when they are updated daily.

The current week's confirmed case(s) run on a Tuesday through Monday schedule.

Current Service Posture
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Students, Present On Campus

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This Week's Case(s)

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Last Week's Case(s)

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Cases Included

Includes confirmed and probable student cases who were potentially infectious while on the Pittsburgh campus.

Students, Not Present On Campus

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This Week's Case(s)

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Last Week's Case(s)

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Cases Included

Includes confirmed and probable student cases who were not on the Pittsburgh campus while potentially infectious, but were in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Faculty, Staff and Vendors, Present On Campus

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This Week's Case(s)

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Last Week's Case(s)

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Cases Included

Includes known faculty, staff, vendor and contractor confirmed and probable cases, who were potentially infectious while on the Pittsburgh campus.

Faculty and Staff, Not Present On Campus

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This Week's Case(s)

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Last Week's Case(s)

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Cases Included

Cases include known faculty and staff who reported their positive test result and who were not on the Pittsburgh campus, but were in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Tartan Testing Results

The Tartan COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing Program, or Tartan Testing for short, is CMU's Spring semester program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals.

1,890

Total
Results Received

(12/29/20 - 1/18/21)

5

Positive
Result(s) Received

(12/29/20 - 1/18/21)

0.26%

Percentage of
Positive Tests

(12/29/20 - 1/18/21)

Cumulative Data



legend green box  Students On Campus

legend yellow box  Students Off Campus

legend red box  Faculty & Staff On Campus

blue legend box  Faculty & Staff Off Campus



legend green box  Students On Campus

legend yellow box  Students Off Campus

legend red box  Faculty & Staff On Campus

blue legend box  Faculty & Staff Off Campus

If you have any issues accessing the charts, please refer to the data source spreadsheet.

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Total Cases
Present On Campus
Students, Faculty and Staff

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Total Cases
Not Present On Campus
Students, Faculty and Staff

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Past Asymptomatic Testing

Pre-Winter Break Testing

Date Range Total Results Received Positive Result(s) Received Percentage of Positive Tests
12/8/20 - 12/24/20 1,830 11 0.60%

Pre-Thanksgiving Testing

Date Range Total Results Received Positive Result(s) Received Percentage of Positive Tests
11/10/20 - 11/23/20 2,081 10 0.48%

Weekly Random Sample Testing

Date Range Total Results Received Positive Result(s) Received Percentage of Positive Tests
12/1/20 -12/7/20 348 0 0%
11/3/20 - 11/9/20 391 0 0%
10/27/20 - 11/2/20 404 0 0%
10/20/20 - 10/26/20 409 0 0%
10/13/20 - 10/19/20 315 4 1.27%
10/6/20 - 10/12/20 387 1 0.26%
9/29/20 - 10/5/20 597 0 0%
9/22/20 - 9/28/20 500 0 0%
9/15/20 - 9/21/20 265 0 0%

Student Arrival Testing (Fall 2020)

Date Range Total Results Received Positive Result(s) Received Percentage of Positive Tests
8/19/20 - 9/18/20 5,686 34 0.59%

Isolation and Quarantine Housing in Use

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Isolation and Quarantine
Housing in Use

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280

Isolation and Quarantine Beds
Available on Pittsburgh Campus

COVID-19 Dashboard Notes

1/21/21: During the Tartan Testing ramp up phase, earlier this week, we learned a few testing recipients received a false positive result. The root cause of these false positives was related to the process we were previously using to establish the detection thresholds. To ensure accuracy and precision moving forward, we have since adjusted our detection threshold limits and will continue to monitor as we gain more experience. The previously reported positive cases and test results were adjusted on the dashboard to reflect accurate totals.

10/7/20: A positive case in the Faculty and Staff, Not Present On Campus category on 10/5/20, was initially mistakenly listed as a New Case(s) Confirmed on 10/6/20. This case has correctly been moved to the Week of 9/29/20 - 10/5/20 Confirmed Case(s) box.

9/24/20: Asymptomatic arrival testing data were amended to reflect a computational error. Total Results Received was corrected from 5,925 to 5,686. Percentage of Positive Tests was adjusted from 0.57% to 0.59%. Data regarding Positive Results Received was unaffected.

9/18/20: Student arrival testing ends.

9/17/20:
CMU was notified by P23 Labs, a third-party lab, that there was a data transfer error in the reporting of testing results for a small group of students invited to participate in the arrival screening. The impacted students were immediately notified by the lab of this error. The University has reached out to each impacted student, and all have been provided another opportunity to get tested as part of our weekly ongoing asymptomatic testing program, which is being jointly administered by a different partner lab. These errors are not reflected in any of the dashboard data.

9/16/20: Weekly student testing, random samplings, begins.

8/19/20 – 9/10/20: Student arrival testing conducted.