All the cases of coronavirus among University of Virginia students who are living in Charlottesville or Albemarle County are being counted in the local Thomas Jefferson Health District numbers.

That includes students who use a permanent address from out of the area, according to TJHD.

“If a student uses an address outside of the district to get tested (like their home address out of state) but they currently live in our district, they will be tracked in our numbers locally,” said Kathryn Goodman, a spokeswoman for TJHD.

UVA Grounds legally are in Albemarle County, so any positive cases of students living in the residence halls would be counted in the county’s numbers. However, the majority of students who live off Grounds are in the city of Charlottesville, so those cases are included in the city’s numbers.

Roughly 4,000 students live in the residence halls, the university has said. There are 18,371 students who report having a Charlottesville-area mailing address this fall, according to a UVA spokesman.

UVA’s COVID Tracker website reports 223 active student cases as of Sunday, bringing the total to 813 since Aug. 17. The Tracker includes only positive tests taken by UVA Health or at a UVA facility.

The number of cases in Charlottesville and Albemarle County has been creeping up this fall.

On Sept. 1, TJHD reported 686 cases in Charlottesville and 1,042 in Albemarle County. A week later, Charlottesville’s cases rose to 797, and Albemarle’s cases were at 1,096.

As of Monday, Charlottesville’s cases were at 1,380, while Albemarle had 1,383.


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