Sept. 29 COVID update: 20 new positive tests reported; Greensburg campus has first case


The latest numbers from the COVID-19 Medical Response Office show 18 new cases among students on the Oakland campus since Sept. 25 and 33 still in isolation. Three of the cases were found during surveillance testing of asymptomatic students, while the rest were from students who sought tests after experiencing symptoms.

The number of new cases on Pitt’s Oakland campus has been in the teens during each of the past three reporting periods, according to the COVID-19 Dashboard:

Sept. 25: 14 new student cases

Sept. 22: 12 new student cases, one new employee case

Sept. 18: 18 new student cases

The total number of student cases reported on the Oakland campus since Aug. 1, when students began returning, is now at 247, up from 229 last Friday. Nearly 4,000 asymptomatic students have been tested since Aug. 11; of those, 15 have tested positive.

There was one new positive case among employees in Pittsburgh, bringing the total to 13 since Aug. 1. One employee remains in isolation.

Three students and two employees have tested positive at Pitt–Johnstown since Aug. 1, and one student tested positive on the Greensburg campus in the past seven days. There have been no cases at Pitt–Bradford.

For a comparison of how Pitt’s COVID-19 case numbers compare to other universities, see last week’s University Times story: Pitt’s COVID numbers well below several comparable schools.

Susan Jones is editor of the University Times. Reach her at or 724-244-4042.


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