AUSTIN (KXAN) — Many Texas colleges and universities have already begun classes for the unique first new semester during the COVID-19 pandemic — and the numbers of positive cases have started rolling in.
Here are the numbers of coronavirus cases for a few Lone Star State institutions (which include total positive cases overall, some are considered recovered), according to a recent New York Times article, in addition to the school COVID-19 dashboards:
University of Texas Austin
The UT Austin COVID-19 Dashboard shows that as of now, the cases include 413 students and 188 faculty/staff.
St. Edward’s University
St. Edward’s University updates its COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis on its online dashboard. As of Sept. 9, there are two on-campus and five off-campus students who tested positive.
Back in July, St. Edward’s announced it would mail COVID-19 test kits to all students and staff before their arrival through a partnership with Austin-area Everlywell.
Austin Community College district
Texas State University
Of these cases, 302 are students and 36 are faculty/staff, the Texas State COVID-19 Dashboard shows.
Texas A&M University
According to the Texas A&M COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been 956 positive cases since August 8.
Baylor University has administered nearly 2,500 tests in the past week and 122 of those came back positive, the Baylor University COVID-19 Dashboard indicates.
University of Texas at San Antonio
Stephen F. Austin University
University of Houston
There have been 192 total positive cases since March, according to the University of Houston’s COVID-19 page.
Texas Tech University
As of Sept. 4, Texas Tech University’s COVID-19 Dashboard shows the cases include 607 students and 43 employees.
For some of the above numbers, case numbers are only as recent Sept. 2, which is the currently available data and is reported by the NYT. Where indicated, the case numbers are as indicated by the school’s COVID-19 dashboard and its latest reported numbers.
The New York Times reports that as of Sept. 9, there are over 51,000 cases at over 1,020 institutions in the U.S. — and at least 60 deaths.