News Reports, 19 October 2020.

Note: for this week and next, news reports will be published every evening.

News Reports.

17 October 2020: Bangor University: “As of Friday, October 16, the number of current Covid positive cases related to university students in the Bangor City area were 23 resident in halls and 43 resident in the Bangor community.” Bangor Aye.

19 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire: 4 more student cases today, bringing the total number of cases since 28th September to 34. Source: Internal communication.

19 October 2020: Warwick University: “The University of Warwick has confirmed that there are 181 active cases of Covid-19 among staff and students, as of 19 October. Of these 181 cases, 103 are on campus and 78 are off campus. 3 staff are confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19.” The Boar.

16 October 2020: “Wrexham Glyndwr University reported positive tests for six students and three staff – a total of 11 since last month. BBC.

University Trackers

19 October 2020: University of Bath reports 36 new cases amongst students, and 1 for staff, for the last three days, giving an overall total of 245 students and 3 staff.

19 October 2020: Warwick University start releasing figures: As of 19 October 2020, there were 178 student and 3 staff “active” cases. “An active case is where an individual has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in the 10-day isolation period.”

Current totals:

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

As at 7pm 19 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 22,038, for staff 374, in total 22,412.

As at 7pm 19 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 21,659 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

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