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University of Delaware has seen over 140 COVID-19 cases since Tuesday

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NEWARK, Del. - The University of Delaware is tightening its coronavirus restrictions and urging students to reduce time indoors with others amid an explosion of new coronavirus cases on campus over the last two days.

According to the school's website, more than 140 new infections have been reported since Tuesday. In a letter to students, school officials threatened to move all classes online and limit on-campus residents to only "essential activities" if cases continue to rise. "With the start of the spring semester, many students understandably want to socialize and connect with friends," the letter read. "Unfortunately, such increased levels of social activity and contact promote transmission of the coronavirus, and we now must act.

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