Five more residential students at the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus have tested positive for COVID-19, a spokeswoman for the university confirmed Wednesday.
Two of those cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infections, according to Stephanie Reitz, a spokeswoman for UConn.
Two students were found to have the disease after they showed symptoms, three others were found through contact testing.
“Two of the three identified through surveillance testing were already in medical quarantine. Three of the five on-campus positives are related to existing known positives on campus,” Reitz said in a prepared statement.
The new infections are a jump from the two positive cases reported on Tuesday.
The university has 62 residential students at the Storrs campus with the disease. Another 32 have already recovered, the school said. The figures reflect a 1.24 percent positivity rate across the population of 5,000 residential students at the campus.
Among commuter students, the number of cases remains at 18, data from the school shows. Two staff members have also tested positive for the virus.
Two commuter students at the university’s Stamford campus have also tested positive. The school’s Avery Point, Waterbury and Hartford campuses all still have no positive cases.
Cases have appeared at other colleges and universities around the state as students return to dorms and classrooms.
At Yale University in New Haven, 10 people have tested positive for coronavirus since the beginning of August, according to the school’s online database. As of Wednesday, the school’s alert level remains at yellow, meaning gatherings are restricted to 10 people or fewer, and classes will be held both in person and virtually.
The Ivy-League institution reported no new cases Monday, the most recent day of testing available.
Trinity College in Hartford is still reporting one case of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the school sent out instructions for staff, faculty and students to submit their daily symptoms check through an online portal. The system will also allows members of the school community to sign up for testing.
Connecticut College in New London currently has one active case among its student population, according to that school’s database.
Central Connecticut State University reported three new cases among commuter students Monday. There are currently two students in isolation at the school, and 11 people have been quarantined.