News Reports, 29 October 2020.

News Reports.

26 October 2020: Durham: “The latest figures released by the university as part of its weekly update on cases, show a total of 516 students and nine members of staff tested positive between October 15 and 22. This is a drop in cases after 958 students and six members of staff tested positive for the virus in the previous week. It brings the total number of cases to 1,745 since the start of term, with 20 cases among staff and 1,725 among students.” Northern Echo.

29 October 2020: Manchester Metropolitan: “A university in Manchester has been threatened with union action after it announced plans to reintroduce face-to-face lessons next week.Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has said it will provide up to three hours of in-person activity each week for most courses on Monday after the majority of lessons were moved online.The University and College Union (UCU) has said asking staff to revert back to in-person teaching when the city had moved to tough Tier 3 restrictions to try and control the virus was “unacceptable”.” Express & Star.

28 October 2020: University of Sunderland: “Sunderland University confirms 13 new Covid cases taking total up to 150. The latest figures reveal 13 more students have tested positive for Covid in the past week.” Chronicle Live.

University Trackers

26 October 2020: Bath Spa release figures showing , showing a total of 35 confirmed cases, from 5 October to 25 October. According to UCU there have been a total of 37 cases.

28 October 2020: Exeter: A further 19 cases from 25 October to 27 October brings the running total to 869.

28 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire: “Cumulative total of cases at the University since 28 September 2020: 78.”

29 October 2020: Keele report: “Since 18th September 2020 there have been 136 confirmed student cases off campus, 77 confirmed student cases on campus (213 student cases in total, 138 of which are now closed), and 14 confirmed staff cases (8 cases closed).”

26 October 2020: Oxford release new figures: 208 positive tests between 17 October and 23 October, through their own testing service. In total, since 20 August, 496 positive tests.

29 October 2020: University of Surrey: No. of weekly cases: 35. Total cases, since 17 September, 92.

Current totals:

119 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
96 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
8 in Wales.

As at 8am 29 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 31,860, for staff 841, in total 32,701.

As at 8am 29 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 32,681 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

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