Monongalia County continues to show an increase in its average COVID-19 cases days after West Virginia University re-targeted its testing efforts.

The county jumped from a 7-day rolling average of 10.1 cases Monday to 15.5 Tuesday on the state’s County Alert Map putting Monongalia County solidly in the “orange” category. If the county is still in the “orange” Saturday night, high school games will be on hold and the county school system will be forced to go to all online and remote instruction when school begins Sept. 8.

Forty-three new case were added to the WVU COVID Dashboard over the weekend. Since testing began in late July, a total 215 students and four faculty members have tested positive bringing the cumulative infection rate to .86 percent.

As of Monday, 140 students on the Morgantown campus are in isolation. Of those, 15 are isolating on-campus, 108 off-campus and 17 opted to isolate at home (not in Morgantown).

There are currently 472 students on the Morgantown campus quarantining. Of those, 123 are in quarantine on-campus, another 331 off-campus and 18 students decided to quarantine at home (not in Morgantown).