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Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Testing Dashboard

Last updated: Sept. 22, 2020 

This webpage provides information about COVID-19 testing and prevalence in the UC San Diego community based on tests conducted by UC San Diego Health and UC San Diego Student Health Services. It is updated weekly. For more information on UC San Diego’s testing and contact tracing strategy, visit the Return to Learn testing page. For information on COVID-19 in the San Diego region, visit the San Diego County coronavirus page

Cumulative Summary as of Sept. 19, 2020

Total Positive Individuals Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests
Students 1 65 73 7,268 1,465 0.8%
Campus Employees 2 36 38 4,898 557 0.7%
Health Employees 3 191 211 12,562 4,592 1.2%

1 Cumulative numbers since March 23, 2020 based on all enrolled UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students (not including UC San Diego Extension students). Students who are employees may also be counted in the employee group.

2 Cumulative numbers since June 6, 2020. Defined as campus staff and faculty manually identified at the time of COVID-19 test entry except those in UC San Diego Health Sciences (actual number may be higher as some campus employees tested as patients may not have been identified). Students who are employees may also be counted in this group.

3 Cumulative numbers since April 22, 2020. Defined as campus staff and faculty in UC San Diego Health and Health Sciences manually identified at the time of COVID test entry (actual numbers may be higher as some Health employees tested as patients may not have been identified).

Information on weekly tests

September 13-19, 2020

Unique Positive Individuals Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 7 9 1,800 56 0.5%
Campus Employees 6 6 709 50 0.8%
Health Employees 15 15 298 170 3.2%
  • 2,832 tests were conducted during the week of Sept. 13-19, 2020.

September 6-12, 2020

Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 8 1,301 66 0.6%
Campus Employees 4 810 39 0.5%
Health Employees 4 148 124 1.5%
  • 2,229 tests were conducted during the week of Sept. 6-12, 2020.
  • To more accurately capture incoming students at the start of the fall quarter we updated our reporting methodology. Weekly totals have been updated to reflect the new methodology.
  • Supplemental testing was performed in response to the detection of a trace of viral RNA in a wastewater sample on campus.

August 30-September 5, 2020

Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 2 705 65 0.3%
Campus Employees 2 410 51 0.4%
Health Employees 2 237 138 0.5%
  • 1,369 tests were conducted during the week of August 30-Sept. 5.

August 23-29, 2020

Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 2 313 51 0.5%
Campus Employees 2 375 33 0.5%
Health Employees 2 181 151 0.6%
  • 933 tests were conducted during the week of August 23-29

August 16–22, 2020

Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 3 269 60 0.9%
Campus Employees 3 291 48 0.9%
Health Employees 9 134 124 3.5%
  • 775 tests were conducted during the week of August 16-22.
  • 3 positive tests of students were reported
  • 3 positive tests of campus employees were reported. 
  • 9 positive tests of Health employees were reported. 

August 9-15, 2020

Total Positive Tests Asymptomatic tests completed  Symptomatic or exposure tests completed  Percent Positive Tests 
Students 1 186 57 0.4%
Campus Employees 1 343 52 0.3%
Health Employees 1 221 146 0.3%
  • 886 tests were conducted during the week of August 9-15.
  • 1 positive test of a student was reported. 
  • 1 positive test of a campus employee was reported. 
  • 1 positive test of a Health employee was reported. 

March-August, 2020

  • The cumulative percentage of positive tests of students, Health employees and campus employees was less than 2%. 
  • As of August 29, 2020, 824,909 SARS CoV-2 tests were performed in San Diego County with a rolling average percentage positive of 3.7%.
  • For information on COVID-19 in the San Diego region, visit the San Diego County coronavirus page.

Wear your mask and slow the spread of COVID-19!