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Arizona State University reports 85 new coronavirus cases

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PHOENIX – Arizona State University announced 85 new coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the school’s total number of positive tests among students and faculty since the start of August to 1,498.

The university reported 478 active coronavirus infections among students and 8 cases among faculty. In the update provided Thursday, the school had 628 active coronavirus cases among students and 9 active infections among faculty members.

Of the cases, 77 are in isolation on the Tempe campus, where 9,479 students live, according to the university. There are an additional 387 positive cases that are in isolation off campus in the metro Phoenix area.

So far, 1,139 students and 144 faculty have been cleared to resume activities after previously testing positive for COVID-19.

The university has collected approximately 54,244 coronavirus tests since Aug. 1, resulting in a 2.8% positivity rate among those tested.

In a twice-weekly update, ASU releases the cumulative number of positive cases reported among students and staff as well as the “cleared positives,” instead of solely reporting active cases.

At the University of Arizona, students are being asked to shelter-in-place if they live on-campus or around the Tucson area after a recent increase in cases. On Monday, the school reported 133 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 1,148 infections.

On Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 213 new coronavirus cases and zero additional deaths, bringing the state’s documented totals at 208,725 COVID-19 infections and 5,322 deaths.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

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