Winter Semester 2021
BYU Confirmed Cases
Jan 8–April 23, 2021
|Winter Semester Data
||Cases||Percentage of Campus Community|
|Total reported cases||1,185||2.82%|
|Average number of new cases per day||11.18||0.03%|
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 winter semester (beginning January 8) and had been physically present in the local campus community. There were 42,000 people in the campus community during winter semester 2021.
|Winter Semester Entry Testing||Number of Tests||Positivity Rate|
|TOTAL||19,161||Less than 1% (0.71%)|
Positive cases from the winter semester 2021 entry testing are included in both the daily active case count and the cumulative case count above. The student screening tests were rapid antigen point-of-care diagnostic tests given to students who are not symptomatic.
|Weekly Summary||Daily Average||Weekly Total|
|Week 1 (1/8–1/14)||36.1||253|
|Week 2 (1/15–1/21)||26.3||184|
|Week 3 (1/22–1/28)||28.3||198|
|Week 4 (1/29–2/4)||18.3||128|
|Week 5 (2/5–2/11)||12.6||88|
|Week 6 (2/12–2/18)||10.9||76|
|Week 7 (2/19–2/25)||7.6||53|
|Week 8 (2/26–3/4)||5.9||41|
|Week 9 (3/5–3/11)||4.6||32|
|Week 10 (3/12–3/18)||5.1||36|
|Week 11 (3/19–3/25)||2.3||16|
|Week 12 (3/26–4/1)||4||28|
|Week 13 (4/2–4/8)||1.7||12|
|Week 14 (4/9–4/15)||3.1||22|
|Week 15 (4/16–4/23)||2||16|
Note: There may be small differences in the Weekly Summary chart as BYU continues to receive additional information. Reported cases may be counted in a different semester or term based on testing date.
This data is 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 winter semester entry testing and focused, risk-based testing.
Total number of reported cases during winter semester 2021 (1,185), winter break (317), fall semester 2020 (3,634), summer term 2020 (166), spring term 2020 (16) and winter semester 2020 (21): 5,339.
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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.