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10 Connecticut Colleges Deal With COVID-19 Outbreaks; 1,000 NE Students And Staff Catch Virus

COVID-19 outbreaks on New England college campuses have infected more than 1,000 students and staff since the pandemic began.
COVID-19 outbreaks on New England college campuses have infected more than 1,000 students and staff since the pandemic began. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Phil Roeder

COVID-19 outbreaks on New England college campuses have infected more than 1,000 students and *staff since the pandemic began.

Connecticut has had 434 cases at 10 schools while neighboring Massachusetts has had 439 cases at 42 schools.

As for the rest of New England: Vermont has had 34 cases at 8 schools, New Hampshire has had 68 cases at 6 schools, Maine has had 44 cases at 10 schools, and Rhode Island has had 62 cases at 8 schools, according to a New York Times database.

That makes a total of 1,047 college and university students and staff who have contracted COVID-19.

The NYT has kept track of outbreaks at more than 1,600 colleges and universities including public and private schools. There have been at least 88,000 cases and 60 deaths related to campuses across the nation since the pandemic began, the NYT reported.

In response to the infections, some schools have pushed learning online, others have halted the sports season, while still more have disinfected and returned to class.

The Connecticut colleges and universities where COVID-19 has infected students and staff are:

Central Connecituct State, New Britiain

Connecticut College, New London

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Trinity College, Hartford

U.S. Coast Guard Academic, New London

University of Connecticut, Storrs

University of Hartford

Wesleyan University, Middletown

Yale University, New Haven.

Two universities had more than 100 students and staff on each campus catch COVID-19: Yale (136) and UConn (200).

* Correction: A previous version of this article did not say that the data presented represent infections for both college and university students as well as staff. 

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