ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The University of Central Florida reported 11 more cases of COVID-19 from the first weekend of students moving into on-campus housing.
Associate Vice President of UCF Student Health Services Dr. Michael Deichen said students were required to take a test upon arrival.
UCF said 837 tests were administered and from those two days, 11 tests came back positive. This netted a positivity rate of 1.3 percent.
The university said the 11 cases is a downward trend from the previous two weeks.
The school is working on contact tracing with the students who have tested positive for the virus.
Some students have chosen to self-quarantine at home, according to UCF.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 500 UCF students and faculty have tested positive for COVID-19.
Appointments for a COVID-19 test for students can be to the UCF’s COVID line at 407-823-2509.