In the last month, UC Berkeley has seen a decrease in the proportion of the reported number of people testing positive for COVID-19 and the number of people being tested. As of Monday, the city of Berkeley has seen an overall decrease in the average number of reported cases.
The city of Berkeley saw a total of 739 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March, according to the city’s information page on COVID-19. There were 76 cases reported by the city in the last 30 days.
According to the campus coronavirus dashboard, there were 29 total positive cases reported within the last month. Between Oct. 12 and Monday, one COVID-19 positive case was reported.
“During a typical October, we would be in the midst of a fall semester with thousands of students hustling and bustling around campus and our fall athletic teams in the middle of their competitive seasons,” said UC Berkeley Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton in a press release. “But this is a year unlike any other, and we are continually needing to adapt to a changing environment.”
According to the campus coronavirus dashboard, University Health Services reported collecting 26,480 tests, of which 93 were positive, since the start of the fall semester. UC Berkeley has had a total of 233 confirmed cases since April.
In light of the pandemic, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ announced in an email Sept. 29 that the 2021 spring semester will be “very similar to that of the fall semester” and will begin “fully remote.”