25 College Towns Emerging as COVID Hotspots

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25. California Polytechnic State University CDP, California (San Luis Obispo County)
> Estimated new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7.0 per 100,000 residents in hospital service area
> Total new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 51 in hospital service area
> College town population enrolled in college or graduate school: 97.9%
> Total college town population: 7,622
> Largest university: California Polytechnic State University

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24. Isla Vista, California (Santa Barbara County)
> Estimated new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7.0 per 100,000 residents in hospital service area
> Total new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 51 in hospital service area
> College town population enrolled in college or graduate school: 84.0%
> Total college town population: 15,732
> Largest university: University of California-Santa Barbara

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23. Oneonta, New York (Otsego County)
> Estimated new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7.1 per 100,000 residents in hospital service area
> Total new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 13 in hospital service area
> College town population enrolled in college or graduate school: 42.6%
> Total college town population: 12,764
> Largest university: SUNY Oneonta

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22. Laie, Hawaii (Honolulu County)
> Estimated new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7.4 per 100,000 residents in hospital service area
> Total new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 85 in hospital service area
> College town population enrolled in college or graduate school: 43.1%
> Total college town population: 6,436
> Largest university: Brigham Young University-Hawaii

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21. New Paltz, New York (Ulster County)
> Estimated new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 7.4 per 100,000 residents in hospital service area
> Total new weekly COVID-19 hospitalizations: 114 in hospital service area
> College town population enrolled in college or graduate school: 57.2%
> Total college town population: 7,378
> Largest university: State University of New York at New Paltz

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