STORRS, CT (WFSB) - An uptick in cases at a UConn dorm has university officials on alert.
This weekend, the school decided to place yet another dorm under medical quarantine.
The school’s COVID dashboard is reporting 51 positive or suspected on-campus cases.
Four of those cases are inside the Willard Eddy Residence Hall.
Now, the entire dorm is under medical quarantine.
A total of 96 students live inside the Eddy Residence Hall.
They were notified on Saturday the dorm is being placed under a medical quarantine, because of, what university officials are calling, “cause for concern.”
Four students tested positive over the last week.
The UConn medical director says the positivity rate in the Eddy Residence Hall is disproportionate to cases the university is seeing in other dorms.
UConn officials say twenty-eight students living in Eddy were already in quarantine or isolation.
Around 4 p.m. on Saturday, UConn placed the residence hall under medical quarantine.
Eyewitness News spoke with some students about how they feel about the circumstances.
"I’m personally not scared, because I know I’m doing what I’m supposed to do and the college is taking its safety precaution to keep us all safe," one UConn student tells us.
The university hopes this quarantine can help slow the spread.
UConn recently lifted a medical quarantine at another dorm, called the Garrigus Suites.
The off-campus Oaks on the Square apartment complex is also under quarantine, because of positive coronavirus tests.
"I feel like there are going to be some positive cases like all over the way, but they’re like going to control it," UConn student Amirah Jahaf stated.
The university has been testing hundreds of students for COVID each day as part of ongoing safety efforts.
Since classes began, 147 residential students have tested positive for COVID.
138 of those who were treated have recovered and left isolation.
We also learned Quinnipiac University in Hamden just had its first confirmed coronavirus case.