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Visualizing COVID-19 Cases on College Campuses

“Thousands of new coronavirus cases continue to emerge on college campuses. A New York Times survey of more than 1,600 American colleges and universities — including every four-year public institution, every private college that competes in N.C.A.A. sports and others that identified cases — has revealed at least cases and at least deaths since the pandemic began. Most of those deaths were reported in the spring and involved college employees, not student More than 150 colleges have reported at least 100 cases over the course of the pandemic, including dozens that have seen spikes in recent weeks as dorms have reopened and classes have started. Many of the metro areas with the most cases per capita in recent days — including Oxford, Miss.; Athens, Ga.; and Champaign, Ill. — have hundreds of cases at universities… This data shows where the virus has been identified over the course of the pandemic, not necessarily where it is prevalent now. The Times has counted more than additional cases at colleges since late July; of those, more than 61,000 cases came since late August. Thousands of new infections have been reported in recent days. Some universities just started reporting data, and The Times recently contacted others for the first time. Because colleges report data differently, and because cases continued to emerge even in the months when most campuses were closed, The Times is counting all reported cases since the start of the pandemic…”

See also The results of the latest Axios/College Reaction Coronavirus poll…51% of college students say it was the wrong choice for their college to allow students on campus – 60% of college students are learning less in current class format – Of those on campus, 50% have gathered with friends without masks – Of those on campus, 57% have seen parties in progress and 12% of college students have attended an on-campus party – Of those on campus, 42% know someone who’s contracted COVID-19 on campus..”

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