News Reports, 5 October 2020.

1 October 2020: Goldsmiths University: “We are able to confirm that there are fewer than five cases.” Source: Internal email.

4 October 2020: St Mary’s University, Twickenham: “We are liaising with a small number of team members in Sport St. Mary’s and SMSU who have tested positive for Covid-19.” Source: Internal communication.

5 October 2020: Queen Mary University, London, start releasing data: “We currently have 55 active cases of Covid-19 among students, and 0 among staff.” QMUL. Archived.

5 October 2020: University of East London: “This morning, Public Health England has confirmed two positive cases of Covid-19 within the University community in two separate Halls of Residence buildings.” Source: Internal communication.

4 October 2020: King’s College London: “We can confirm that we have been notified of four individuals within our community who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), while attending a King’s College London Student Union (KCLSU) organised event in a KCLSU venue.” KCL.

5 October 2020: Kingston University state “a small number (less than 10) of positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported amongst our staff and students over the past week.” Source: internal communication.

5 October 2020: University of Greenwich: Week commencing 28 Sept: total Covid cases = 18 students and 2 staff. Greenwich UCU on Twitter.

5 October 2020: University of Roehampton. “We can confirm that one of our students tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday evening (2 October 2020).” Source: internal communication.

3 October 2020: Northumbria University have issued a clarification on their figures: “Northumbria University want to clarify the recorded figure of 770 published yesterday is the cumulative number of students who have reported testing positive since they started to return to University for the start of term in mid-September. Those affected live in different student and non-student accommodation and have been advised to self-isolate in line with national guidance to try and limit further spread of the virus. The new self-reported cases on 2nd October were 78, which is the lowest daily figure for 5 days and whilst this is encouraging, we remain vigilant to further cases in our university community.” Northumbria University. Archive.

3 October 2020: Durham Van Mildert College: “one member of our Van Mildert College Freshers’ Representatives team has today tested positive for COVID-19.” Source: Internal email.

5 October 2020: Durham University begin publishing statistics. As of 4 October, they had 76 students and 3 staff test positive.

4 October 2020: Loughborough University: “Around 20 students at Loughborough University are self-isolating after two cases of coronavirus were confirmed. The university has said the two infected students live in separate households on campus.” Leicester Mercury.

5 October 2020: Sheffield Hallam start publishing numbers: as at 4 October they stood at 369 students and 4 staff with confirmed positive tests. Sheffield Hallam.

5 October 2020: “And last night sources at the University of Birmingham confirmed to The Sun almost 300 students and staff had tested positive for the virus.” The Scottish Sun.

4 October 2020: University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 244 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” University of Edinburgh. Archived.

5 October 2020: Around 70 cases at University of Exeter. The Scottish Sun.

4 October 2020: University of Manchester: “More than 380 students and staff at the University of Manchester have now tested positive for coronavirus.” Manchester Evening News. University of Manchester stats.

5 October 2020: University of Nottingham start releasing data. Active confirmed cases week ending 2 October 2020: 425 students, 8 staff. University of Nottingham.

5 October 2020: University of Sheffield release their latest statistics: 474 cases amongst students, 5 amongst staff.

5 October 2020: University of Warwick announce “26 [people] have tested positive for Covid-19. Warwick. The Boar.

2 October 2020: University of York: “As of 4.30pm, Friday 2 October, we are aware of 28 individuals within our University community who are currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. Since 11.00am on Thursday, we have been notified of 8 new cases.” University of York. Archived.

Current tally:

84 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
64 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.

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