FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Connecticut has seen a slight uptick in coronavirus cases.
Overall coronavirus cases in Connecticut are relatively low, but the positive test rate is ticking up and so is the number of people being hospitalized.
Without sounding alarmed, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday they are keeping an eye on it.
"You are bouncing around .8%, now you're at 1.6% and this has continued on for a couple of weeks and I do look at Rhode Island, I do look at New York and I see some similar trends out there," Lamont said.
The governor said it might be seasonal, but could perhaps be related to travel, Labor Day gatherings, or the return to school.
Colleges continue to monitor coronavirus cases.
An entire dorm at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield is quarantined because a test was mislabeled. They're not sure who was positive, so everyone at Merton Hall has to isolate, WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported.
"Our thoughts are with you, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to make your time under cautionary quarantine as easy and as brief as possible," the school said.
The school implemented the "cautionary quarantine" on Wednesday, after identifying two additional positive cases in the residence hall that were on a different floor than four previous positive cases. The school said all of the cases at Merton Hall are asymptomatic students who were identified through testing. https://www.sacredheart.edu/offices--departments-directory/health-servic...
Students at the residence hall are being asked to stay in their rooms except for trips to their designated restroom. Food is being delivered to the students.
The school said it has tested 9,321 students and 50 were positive. They are now in isolation.
So far, 24 students have recovered from the virus.
Additional cases have also been reported at the University of Connecticut's Storrs campus, Central Connecticut State University and Trinity College.
There is also an ongoing outbreak in Danbury.
Testing and tracing continues.