News Reports, 17 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

16 October 2020: University of Bedfordshire start releasing numbers: 5 staff and 2 students testing positive.

News Reports.

17 October 2020: Bournemouth University: A lecturer at Bournemouth University, who wants to be anonymous, is angry that the university has not made its Covid numbers public. “Every single student hall at Bournemouth has cases, from a single isolation, to a whole corridor. There are more than 100 cases but the management thinks this should be kept confidential.” The Guardian.

16 October 2020: Cambridge: Homerton College: “Following advice from Public Health England and local public health authorities, the Collegiate University’s Incident Management Team has asked 223 students resident in West House, Homerton College to self-isolate from 9.30pm on Friday 16 October following 18 positive cases.”

16 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire: 5 new student cases, bringing the total since 28 September to 30. Source: Internal communication.

16 October 2020: Oxford: “University College have told all students at their accommodation site in North Oxford to stay within their households, from this afternoon. This includes almost 100 second-year undergraduates and some graduate students. The college told students in an email that the lockdown has been caused by “a spike in positive Covid-19 tests among Univ students”. Students are waiting on “further advice” about how long the lockdown will last, and it is described as a “precautionary measure”. This is the first known case of accommodation-wide isolation in Oxford, though many other colleges have households currently in isolation. Other colleges may also be dealing with significant clusters.” Cherwell.

17 October 2020: Swansea University: “The number of coronavirus cases at Swansea University has risen to 136 and 451 students are currently in self-isolation. It is a four-fold increase on the number reported at the end of September. At that time, all 32 positive coronavirus cases at the university were linked to a single house party, attended by one infected person. There are are 73 current coronavirus cases at the university.” Wales Online.

University Trackers

16 October 2020: East London, University of starts releasing numbers. As of 16 October, there are 9 active cases in the last week.

15 October 2020: University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 180 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.”

Current totals:

115 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
93 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.

As at 9am 17 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 20,782, for staff 333, in total 21,115.

As at 9am 17 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 20,712 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

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