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COVID-19 Updates

Information and resources for the CMU community

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Vaccination, Cases and Testing Dashboard

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The CMU Vaccine Database is updated Mondays and Thursdays and CMU COVID-19 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
Transitional

CMU Community Vaccination

 Current Vaccination Rates

 

Fully Vaccinated*

Students

98%

Faculty

99%

Staff

95%

Overall

98%

*You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after your final vaccine dose of a U.S.-approved, U.S.-emergency use authorized or WHO-emergency use listed vaccine

 

  • Last Updated: 10/24/21; updated every Monday.
  • Data Includes: Pittsburgh-based registered students, faculty and staff.
  • Approved Exemptions: 346 (1.72% of the total population) have received approved exemptions, as of 10/24/2021.

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State and National Vaccine Data

CMU COVID-19 Vaccine page

CMU COVID-19 Case Numbers

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 program for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in asymptomatic individuals. All CMU community members who are not fully vaccinated must participate in Tartan Testing weekly. Tartan Testing is also available for fully vaccinated CMU community members who desire a weekly test.

2,010

Total
Results Received

10/19/21 - 10/25/21

7

Positive
Result(s) Received

10/19/21 - 10/25/21

0.35%

Percentage of
Positive Tests

10/19/21 - 10/25/21

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 bar graph charts above, 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

Tartan Testing

Date Range Total Results Received Positive Result(s) Received Percentage of Positive Tests
10/12/21 - 10/18/21 1,996 4 0.20%
10/05/21 - 10/11/21 2,551 4 0.16%
9/28/21 - 10/04/21 3,783 5 0.13%
9/21/21 - 9/27/21 5,848 15 0.26%
9/14/21 - 9/20/21 6,241 11 0.17%
9/7/21 - 9/13/21 4,978 17 0.34%
8/31/21 - 9/6/21 5,375 14 0.26%
8/24/21 - 8/30/21 6,194 14 0.23%
8/17/21 - 8/23/21 2,115 5 0.24%
8/10/21 - 8/16/21 959 2 0.21%
8/3/21 - 8/9/21 490 2 0.41%
7/27/21 - 8/2/21 219 1 0.46%
7/20/21 - 7/26/21 220 2 0.91%
7/13/21 - 7/19/21 181 0 0%
7/6/21 - 7/12/21 138 0 0%
6/29/21 - 7/5/21 169 0 0%
6/22/21 - 6/28/21 159 1 0.63%
6/15/21 - 6/21/21 305 0 0%
6/8/21 - 6/14/21 742 0 0%
6/1/21 - 6/7/21 1,044 2 0.19%
5/25/21 - 5/31/21 1,176 0 0%
5/18/21 - 5/24/21 3,105 2 0.06%
5/11/21 - 5/17/21 2,449 1 0.04%
5/4/21 - 5/10/21 3,016 12 0.40%
4/27/21 - 5/3/21 3,518 15 0.43%
4/20/21 - 4/26/21 3,757 16 0.43%
4/13/21 - 4/19/21 3,931 5 0.13%
4/6/21 - 4/12/21 3,767 8 0.21%
3/30/21 - 4/5/21 3,960 4 0.10%
3/23/21 - 3/29/21 4,036 11 0.27%
3/16/21 - 3/22/21 3,926 0 0%
3/9/21 - 3/15/21 4,066 8 0.19%
3/2/21 - 3/8/21 4,074 4 0.09%
2/23/21 - 3/1/21 4,288 5 0.11%
2/16/21 - 2/22/21 4,362 4 0.09%
2/9/21 - 2/15/21 3,441 3 0.08%
2/2/21 - 2/8/21 3,127 5 0.15%
1/26/21 - 2/1/21 2,345 4 0.17%
1/19/21 - 1/25/21 1,489 1 0.06%
12/29/20 - 1/18/21 1,890 5 0.26%

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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116

Isolation and Quarantine Beds
Available on Pittsburgh Campus

View COVID-19 Data by County Throughout the U.S.

Through its COVID Data Tracker updated daily, the CDC provides an integrated, county view of key maps, charts and data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

To view county-specific data, visit the CDC's COVID-19 Integrated County View page and select both a state and county from the drop-down menu.

COVID-19 Dashboard Notes

9/16/21: The issue described in the 8/23/21 note below has been resolved. Google recently changed its application programming interface (API) so our web developers needed to alter how we were fetching and processing the spreadsheet data auto feeding the case numbers and isolation and quarantine housing in use on this page.

9/7/21: Due to the Labor Day holiday, Vaccine Database information was updated on Tuesday (9/7) rather than Monday (9/6).

8/27/21: The total results received for Tartan Testing for 8/24/21 to 8/25/21 was reported as 1,527 but should have been reported as 1,528. The correct number of 1,528 is now part of the total results received in the Tartan Testing Results section.

8/26/21: The total results received for Tartan Testing for the week of 8/17/21 to 8/23/21 was reported as 2,114 but should have been reported as 2,115.

8/26/21: Instead of 2,114 samples reported last week for Tartan Testing, we had 2,115 samples. That change can be found in the Past Asymptomatic Tartan Testing chart.

8/23/21: We’ve been experiencing issues with some data loading on this page. While we investigate the issue, you can always see the data source spreadsheet for the most recent case numbers. 

8/11/21: Isolation and quarantine housing available on the Pittsburgh campus was reduced from 220 to 116 beds.

7/16/21: On 7/15/21, the total results received for Tartan Testing were reported on this Dashboard page as 58, but should have been reported as 60. Two of the results of the 60 total tested were originally invalid, but then retested negative.

4/29/21: A case originally reported as positive on 4/28 was subsequently identified as a false positive and removed.

4/8/21: Isolation and quarantine housing available on the Pittsburgh campus was reduced from 240 to 220 beds.

1/23/21:
Isolation and quarantine housing available on the Pittsburgh campus was reduced from 280 to 240 beds.

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.