Philly back on a stable track for new COVID-19 cases as Temple outbreak appears to ease

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But campuses have turned out to be hotspots across the country, and Farley is asking other all the city’s colleges to do what they can to keep students socially distant. 

“Social gatherings appear to be the greatest risk. We continue to hear about parties, they were reported to us by a number of students, where there’s at least one student who tested positive,” Farley said. 

So far, though, case numbers have been low elsewhere — 68 cases at the University of Pennsylvania and about 20 each at Drexel University and Saint Joseph's University. 

Overall, the city is back on a stable track, with just over 100 new cases a day for the second week, and 90% compliance with mask use in a survey of retail stores.

Farley hopes for no spikes associated with indoor dining, and said he’ll be studying the governor’s new guidance before deciding if indoor dining can be expanded.