News Reports, 6 October 2020.

5 October 2020: Aberdeen University: “Coronavirus increase among students as 122 cases confirmed at Aberdeen University.” Press and Journal.

6 October 2020: Anglia Ruskin announce two cases on their Essex campus.

5 October 2020: University of Bath start releasing statistics, confirming 31 student cases. University of Bath.

5 October 2020: “Last night sources from UoB confirmed to The Sun of almost 300 students and staff having tested positive for the virus at the University of Birmingham.” Also notable: “The University of Birmingham previously told The Birmingham Tab that the full data from the university will be published early this week.” The Tab.

6 October 2020: University of Bristol: “Last week, the University of Bristol confirmed multiple coronavirus cases among its student population. It said “a very small number of students” have tested positive for covid-19, but did not release an exact number. This came after a University of Bristol student in self-isolation contacted BristolLive and claimed there were 140 students in self-isolation across the University.” Bristol Post.

5 October 2020: Brunel University: Currently 8 confirmed cases on campus, 3 off campus. Source: Internal communication.

6 October 2020: Latest figures from the University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 312 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.”

5 October 2020: Exeter University: “Nearly 300 cases have been confirmed in the last three days in Exeter – most linked to the University – as clusters grow.” Exeter are not providing numbers of confirmed cases amongst their population, but this article analyses the public PHE data, which includes 127 cases in the Pennsylvania & University area. Devon Live.

6 October 2020: Goldsmiths University: “Goldsmiths is the latest university to experience a coronavirus outbreak, with around 15 people among staff and students testing positive.” News Shopper.

5 October 2020: University of Leeds: Leeds education boss calls for Boris Johnson to let university students study from home “We need the Government to realise what effect this failure is having on the mental health of students everywhere.” Leeds Live.

5 October 2020: University of Liverpool start releasing (old) data. For the 15 days 14 September to 28 September, they have had 16 staff with positive tests, and 161 students. University of Liverpool.

6 October 2020: London School of Economics: “11 cases (10 students, 1 staff member): 6 from LSE testing, and 5 from NHS testing. 353 students are self-isolating, 33 members of staff are self-isolating.” LSE.

5 October 2020. London South Bank University: “We’ve had 9 confirmed cases in total over the past 4 weeks, comprising 5 students, 3 staff members, and one contractor.” Source: internal communication.

5 October 2020: “As of 8 o’clock this morning there were four confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our halls of residence.” Loughborough University.

5 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. Latest figures, going up to 2 October,  published by the University show 824 students and 18 staff are covid positive. Update: figures going up to 4 October show 1,041 students and 20 staff positive.

6 October 2020: University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University abandoning face to face teaching, and going all online. Manchester Evening News. MancUnion.

30 September 2020: Oxford Brookes: Currently 88 cases, all students. Source: Internal communication.

6 October 2020: “The University of Oxford has defended its decision to hold an event at a city theatre tonight despite the county being on ‘red alert’ for the coronavirus.” Oxford Mail.

6 October 2020: Queen’s, Belfast: “As of 2 October, figures obtained by BBC News NI show that 388 students and staff have been asked to self-isolate. By the same date, the university had been notified of 166 positive cases during the first two weeks of term.” BBC.

6 October 2020: The University of Reading start a case tracker. Current figures for 6 October are 8 newly reported cases, and 10 for the week beginning October 5th.

5 October 2020: St Marys, Twickenham: “A statement released by the university today (October 5) said: “We can confirm that a small number of non-teaching staff have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).” Richmond & Twickenham Times.

5 October 2020: Latest figures from the University of Sheffield total 6 staff and 583 students.

5 October 2020: University of Southampton: “There are now 12 coronavirus cases amongst University of Southampton students. A University spokesperson has confirmed to the Soton Tab: “The University has 12 known active cases of COVID-19 among its students and two cases among staff. All are self-isolating, along with any close contacts, in line with government guidance”. The Tab. Daily Echo.

5 October 2020: University of Sussex‘s latest figures as of 4 October: 18 students cases.

6 October 2020: UCL: “Just over a week after the start of the academic year, there have been Covid-19 cases confirmed in three separate UCL accommodations: John Adams, St Pancras Way and Langton Close.” The Tab.

6 October 2020: University of Westminster: “we have recorded a small number of positive cases of COVID-19. These have been reported in our Harrow Campus residences (7 cases) and at Raffles House in Wembley – managed by accommodation provider, iQ – 16 positive cases.” Source: Internal communication.

5 October 2020: University of Winchester: two positive Covid cases linked to the university. Source: internal communication.

5 October 2020: University of York: “72 Covid cases confirmed at University of York.” York Press.

5 October 2020: York St Johns: A spokesperson for the university said: “As of Friday, October 2, there are currently fewer than 25 staff and students self-isolating following a positive Covid-19 test.” York Press.

6 October 2020: York St Johns said 46 “members of our university community” were self-isolating yesterday after testing positive for coronavirus.” York Press.

Current tally:

90 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
70 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.

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