News Reports, 20 October 2020.

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

News Reports.

14 October 2020: Coventry University: Official figures show 57 students and 7 staff testing positive between 7 October and 13 October. The cumulative totals are 11 students and 15 staff. Source: Internal communication.

20 October 2020: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh: Less than 5 students on campus  have tested positive, and less than 5 staff on campus as well. Source: Internal communication.

20 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire report 5 more cases, 4 students and 1 staff, for a total of 39 cases (38 student, 1 staff) since 28 September. Source: Internal communication.

20 October 2020: University of Portsmouth: “As of Monday 19 October, there are 115 students and staff who are Covid positive and are currently self-isolating at the University (113 cases are students, and 2 are staff.)” Source: Internal communication.

19 October 2020: University of Lincoln: “Some 85 University of Lincoln students have now tested positive for coronavirus. Last week, the university said 36 students and one member of staff tested positive for the virus. However, the number of positive cases among students has risen 130% to 85.” The Lincolnite.

University Trackers

20 October 2020: Aston University release numbers for 12 October to 18 October: 3 staff and 60 students have tested positive

20 October 2020: Bournemouth University begin to release numbers. They state that there have been 72 new cases in the last seven days, and 256 cases in total since 1 August 2020.

19 October 2020: Oxford University announce 197 positive tests for the week 10 October to 16 October, bringing the total number since 20 August to 288.

20 October 2020: Salford start releasing statistics.Total number of student cases: 367. Number of staff cases, over the last 14 days up to 19/10/20: 18.

19 October 2020: Sheffield Hallam report 22 staff and 625 students testing positive over the two week 5 October to 18 October; 209 students and 9 staff in the last week; for a total of 958 students and 24 staff in the last three weeks.

Current totals:

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

As at 7pm 20 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 22,158, for staff 378, in total 22,536.

As at 7pm 20 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 23,415 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

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