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Clemson: Number 1 in football and Number 1 in total coronavirus cases

Looking for a really sick school?

Well, whether you interpret sick as “cool” or “ill,” Clemson might be for you.

According to The Tiger,

Clemson University has had 4,263 cumulative positive cases since June 2020, the highest number out of any other university in the United States.

This staggering announcement comes after Clemson surpassed the University of Georgia in the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases, with the University of Georgia only having 3,964 total cases since the start of the pandemic, and 3,507 since August 2020, according to The Red and Black.

Creative coronavirus counting at WVU?

Here’s the “logic:” If you put 60+ people who have coronavirus into one building, you can count them as one case.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains.

Under the change, students in a designated facility with security and monitoring are considered to be in congregate housing, like a nursing home or prison, and as such are not viewed by the state as a risk for community spread. Therefore, its inhabitants count as one case. …

Monongalia County, home to WVU’s Morgantown campus, repeatedly scored a red designation, the highest-risk category on the alert map, ruling out in-person instruction and scholastic sports. The governor made no secret he’d like that to change in announcing revised treatment of college cases.

“We’ve got to come up with a way that we can better serve our people and count the people properly from the standpoint of West Virginia University, as well as throughout our state with our colleges and universities so our numbers aren’t so skewed in counties with large institutions,” Mr. Justice said.

Three major UK universities suspend on-ground teaching

Liverpool, 8March2015, Photo by Anthony Moretti

The Guardian has the details.

With Manchester among the worst-hit parts of the country, both the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) said they would stop classes and seminars, except for a handful of specialist courses, and move to online teaching until at least the end of October.

“Manchester’s universities are moving online to manage outbreaks that could have been prevented had they listened to us sooner,” said Martyn Moss, a regional officer for the University and College Union (UCU), which called 10 days ago for all university classes to be held online.

The University of Sheffield, which reported nearly 600 confirmed cases among students and staff, also said it would stop face-to-face teaching other than for clinical courses until 19 October.