News Reports, 26 September 2020.

26 September 2020: Sky News reports that “At least 32 universities in the UK now have confirmed coronavirus cases, and another one has suspected cases” with the number of cases of coronavirus totaling over 510.

England: Aston, Bath, Coventry, De Montfort, Durham, Exeter, Hull, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester Met, Oxford Brookes, Portsmouth, Salford, Staffordshire, Sunderland, UWE, Warwick, York St John.

Scotland: Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee (no confirmed cases), Edinburgh Napier, Glasgow Caledonian, Herriot-Watt (suspected cases, not confirmed), Queen Margaret, Robert Gordon, St Andrews, Stirling, University of Glasgow, University of Edinburgh.

Wales: Swansea, University of South Wales.

According to my tally, Sky are lacking the universities of Leicester, Newcastle, and Northumbria; plus Plymouth and Aberystwyth, only confirmed today. It also seems that two of these universities don’t have confirmed cases.

25 September 2020: Cases at both University of Leicester (2) and De Montfort (4 staff). Leicester Mercury.

25 September 2020: A joint statement from the two universities states “As of Friday 25 September, we can confirm that we aware of 62 Newcastle University and Northumbria University students who have tested positive for Covid-19.” Chronicle Live.

25 September 2020: 127 positive cases amongst students, 1,700 students self-isolating, at Manchester Met. Manchester Evening News.

26 September 2020: “Glasgow University is to refund one month’s rent to students in halls of residence as compensation after hundreds were forced to self-isolate following an outbreak of coronavirus.” Guardian.

26 September 2020: Glasgow Caledonian: “Two students have tested positive for covid, with a further two showing symptoms and a total of 18 students from three flats currently self-isolating.” Glasgow Live.

26 September 2020: Plymouth: “A massive student accommodation block in central Plymouth has confirmed that three residents have tested positive for coronavirus.” Plymouth Live.

26 September 2020: “Two people with ‘connections’ to Aberystwyth University test positive for Covid-19.” The Cambrian.

Current tally:

36 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
23 in England.
10 in Scotland.
3 in Wales.

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