The University of Maryland reported 49 COVID-19 cases from its on-campus testing program Sunday, the highest daily total of the academic year.
The university also reported 1,916 negative results Sunday, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, making the day’s positivity rate 2.49 percent. As of Sunday afternoon, five students had also self-reported positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday.
As of Saturday, 163 people are staying in the university’s quarantine and isolation housing — the most since the housing opened in August.
From Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, the university reported 95 new cases through its testing program, and 121 people self-reported positive results.
The spike in cases has prompted the university to take several actions to curb the virus’s spread. The university has moved all classes online, instructed students in dorms and university Greek Life housing to “sequester-in-place” and suspended several Shuttle-UM routes. These changes will be in effect through at least Saturday.