Together for Maine Daily Briefing and COVID-19 Data Update: 1/28/21

University of Maine System COVID Data by Campus 

59 — Known Case of UMS students or employees in public health agency isolation among the more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff in the University of Maine System community.  

The University of Maine System has started the spring semester.  These data would also include university students or employees known to have an active case of COVID-19 but not necessarily living in the campus region or state.  

  • 34 UMaine:
  • 1 UMA: 
  • 8 UMF:  
  • 5 UMFK: 
  • 4 UMM:  
  • 0 UMPI: 
  • 7 USM: 
  • 0 Maine Law

The above Data reflects ACTIVE known cases identified through the UMS asymptomatic screening and verified self-reports of University students, faculty, and staff from independent testing.  When an individual completes their isolation period, the active case number shared in the Together for Maine daily update is reduced to reflect that change.  

UMS is reporting 59 known cases today, 1 fewer than the cases reported in the 1/27/21 update.  Today’s data reflects 15 new cases and 16 completions of isolation since the last update.

35 of the current active cases are residential students

  • 94% of university-administered quarantine space currently available
  • 74% of university-administered isolation spaces available

Asymptomatic Screening Update for 20-21 Academic Year

 

  • 46,746 Test Results to Date
  • 180 positive results representing new diagnoses of COVID-19

The Asymptomatic Screening Dashboard at Together.Maine.edu represents known results on all asymptomatic tests going back to July 22, 2020.  About 48 hours passes from the time a test sample is collected and when the results are known.  Limited testing is continuing with the University’s in-person population greatly reduced with the transition to distance instruction. 

UMS News

Hundreds of University of Maine System nursing students volunteering for Maine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Effort:   Nursing student volunteers committed to serving others and ending the pandemic will take advantage of University of Maine System Nursing program innovations and public health partnership across the state to provide thousands of hours of vaccination support this spring.  Link to UMS Press Release