Fall Semester 2020
BYU Confirmed Cases
Aug 28–Dec 17, 2020
|Fall Semester Data
||Cases||Percentage of Campus Community|
|Total reported cases||3,634||8.5%|
|Average number of new cases per day||32.7||0.08%|
Active cases included individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and were in isolation. The number of reported cases included students, faculty and staff who tested positive while either working at BYU or enrolled in classes during fall semester (beginning August 28) and had been physically present in the local campus community. There were 43,000 people in the campus community during fall semester 2020.
|Pre-Thanksgiving Student Screening Tests||Number of Tests||Positivity Rate|
|Pre-Christmas Student Screening Tests||Number of Tests||Positivity Rate|
Positive cases from the voluntary pre-Thanksgiving and Pre-Christmas student screening testing were included in the cumulative case count. The student screening tests were rapid antigen point-of-care diagnostic tests.
|Weekly Summary||Daily Average||Weekly Total|
|Week 1 (8/28–9/3)||11||77|
|Week 2 (9/4–9/10)||31.6||221|
|Week 3 (9/11–9/17)||65.6||461|
|Week 4 (9/18–9/24)||66||462|
|Week 5 (9/25–10/1)||38.7||271|
|Week 6 (10/2–10/8)||24.7||173|
|Week 7 (10/9–10/15)||21||147|
|Week 8 (10/16–10/22)||20||140|
|Week 9 (10/23–10/29)||24.1||169|
|Week 10 (10/30–11/05)||30.9||216|
|Week 11 (11/06–11/12)||38.6||270|
|Week 12 (11/13–11/19)||45.4||318|
|Week 13 (11/20–11/26)||29.8||208|
|Week 14 (11/27–12/3)||23.7||166|
|Week 15 (12/4–12/10)||32.9||230|
|Week 16 (12/11–12/17)||15||105|
Note: There may be small differences in the Weekly Summary chart as BYU continues to receive additional information.
This data was based on the number of cases reported to BYU each week from a variety of sources including random testing, self-reporting, the BYU Student Health Center, the Healthy Together app, the pre-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas student screening testing and focused, risk-based testing.
Total number of reported cases during fall semester (3,634), summer term (166), spring term (16) and winter semester (21): 3,837.
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This information will help us to reduce the spread of the disease by making sure appropriate areas of campus are cleaned and disinfected.