Seton Hall deals with slight uptick in COVID-19 cases

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (WCBS 880) — Seton Hall is dealing with a slight uptick in coronavirus cases.

There were 27 cases reported this month traced back to athletic teams and Greek organizations.

Officials said most of the cases are off campus and the infected students who have been identified are in isolation.

The university is not pivoting to full remote learning, but that could change if the increase in cases continues.

The university is urging students to be smart and safe, advising them to avoid gatherings both on and off campus.

"This is imperative to limiting spread of the virus," the school said in a message to students.

Meanwhile, New Jersey is seeing a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. The state reported eight days of more than 1,000 new cases per day and the positive test rate is still above 1%.

Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties have the most new cases.