Two additional sorority houses at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville have been identified as COVID-19 clusters. 

In total, there have been eight clusters identified at the university since the start of the semester on Aug. 19. Seven of the eight have been in sorority houses and one was tied to an off-campus party. 

Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Omicron Pi, both located in Sorority Village, were named  the newest clusters on Thursday. Previously, the Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Mu and Sigma Kappa houses were also named as clusters. 

A cluster is defined as at least five connected cases or 20 people in self-isolation stemming from one event or location, said Dr. Spencer Gregg, director of the UT Student Health Center. 

UT Knoxville has 308 active COVID-19 cases and 1,442 people in self-isolation as of Thursday. 

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