Yale, Quinnipiac universities report new COVID-19 cases
Four members of the Yale University community tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, as colleges across the state continue to report cases and monitor possible outbreaks.
Two students and two faculty/staff tested positive for the virus on Monday, the most recent day the university had data available for as of Wednesday. Over the last week, 24 cases have been reported by the New Haven university.
Quinnipiac University in Hamden on Wednesday reported three new confirmed cases of the virus since the end of last week. The three cases are off-campus students — one of whom was already quarantining after being in contact with a previously confirmed case.
The university reported its number of active cases in isolation dropped from 17 to eight. Quinnipiac has recorded 29 confirmed cases of the virus since the start of the semester.
Since Sunday, Southern Connecticut University in New Haven reported one additional virus case among the residential students and live-in staff category on its online COVID dashboard tracker. That puts the university’s total number of cases since the start of the semester at seven.
Connecticut College in New London reported 866 tests performed so far this week with zero confirmed cases of the virus. Since Aug. 17, the college has performed 27,466 tests and 20 students and five employees have tested positive for the virus.
A New Britain commuter student at Central Connecticut State University was the school’s only reported virus case so far this week. Since Aug. 16, the university has recorded 87 infections among students and six among faculty and staff.
Sacred Heart University in Fairfield reported one additional on-campus case, with 37 active cases of the virus on campus and 23 off campus.
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