News Reports, 15 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

14 October 2020: Bishop Grosseteste University: “There are currently seven students self-isolating due to a positive test result for coronavirus.” The Lincolnite.

News Reports.

14 October 2020: University of Birmingham: “Over 600 Covid-positive students at University of Birmingham after 300 further cases.” “The University of Birmingham confirmed 301 students and five members of staff have tested positive for coronavirus after reporting 315 cases the previous week.” Birmingham Mail.

13 October 2020: University of Bristol / University of West England: On why there is such a great discrepancy between their numbers of cases: “While Bristol University started to welcome students on campus on September 18, UWE students have just started to move into halls now.” Bristol Post.

14 October 2020: University of Chester: “In a statement, the university’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Debora Green confirmed the number of positive results has “now entered double figures” – although an exact number was not disclosed.” Chester Standard.

15 October 2020: University of East Anglia: Currently 79 students and 1 staff member testing positive. Source: Internal communication

14 October 2020: University of Hull: “From Monday 5 October to Sunday 11 October, we can confirm we have had 13 unrelated cases amongst our Hull-based student community, which brings our total since mid-September to 20. ” Source: Internal communication.

15 October 2020: Kingston University: 22 confirmed positive cases. Source: Internal communication. UCU reported 18 on 11 October.

14 October 2020: University of Leeds: “Last week, the university announced that 558 positive tests were returned within the first seven days of term, as a major outbreak spread quickly among students returning the to city. However, it was later revealed that a further 82 people also tested positive between Monday, September 28 and Sunday, October 4. It has now been revealed that a further 269 staff, students and contractors at the University of Leeds caught Covid-19 in the seven days to October 11, taking the total since the start of term to 909.” Leeds Live.

14 October 2020: “Some 36 University of Lincoln students tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, and one member of staff. It comes after six students at the university tested positive for coronavirus last week, but those were off campus. The University of Lincoln said: “As of 9am this morning (Wednesday) the University of Lincoln has 37 positive coronavirus cases (less than 0.3% of the university community). “One of those is a member of staff. We are in regular contact and providing support as necessary to self-isolating students and staff.”” The Lincolnite.

15 October 2020: Newcastle University: 749 students, 11 staff testing positive in the week 8 to 14 October; the totals for 1 to 14 October are 1752 students, 18 staff. Newcastle UCU on Twitter.

14 October 2020: University of Strathclyde: 150 cases. Source: Internal communication and UCU dashboard.

14 October 2020: University of Sunderland: A spokesman said “As of today (14 October) 111 students and 13 staff have received a positive Covid-19 test since counting began at the beginning of this academic year. Of these cases, 13 are new in the last seven days.” Chronicle Live.

University Trackers

15 October 2020: University of Bath reports 35 new cases amongst students, and 2 for staff, for the last two days, giving an overall total of 209 students and 2 staff.

15 October 2020: Bristol University have a cumulative total of 725 students and 9 staff testing positive for Covid.

15 October 2020: Brunel University have 16 student and 6 staff covid cases.

15 October 2020: Cardiff University, between 5 and 14 October, have 284 students and 1 staff test positive.

15 October 2020: Durham: Total cases since start of term: 11 staff, 1209 students. Palatinate.

12 October 2020: King’s College London: Total numbers since 28 September: 35 students, 9 staff.

14 October 2020: Solent University: “As of today, (14 October 2020) we can confirm 28 Solent students have tested positive for Covid-19.”

15 October 2020: Surrey: As of Thursday 15 October, 22 members of our community are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

15 October 2020: UCL: Total cases since 28 Sept 2020: 13 staff, 190 students.

Current tally:

114 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
92 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.

As at 9am 15 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 16,397, for staff 255, in total 16,652.

As at 5pm 15 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 20,022 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

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