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News Reports, 19 October 2020.

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

News Reports.

17 October 2020: Bangor University: “As of Friday, October 16, the number of current Covid positive cases related to university students in the Bangor City area were 23 resident in halls and 43 resident in the Bangor community.” Bangor Aye.

19 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire: 4 more student cases today, bringing the total number of cases since 28th September to 34. Source: Internal communication.

19 October 2020: Warwick University: “The University of Warwick has confirmed that there are 181 active cases of Covid-19 among staff and students, as of 19 October. Of these 181 cases, 103 are on campus and 78 are off campus. 3 staff are confirmed to have tested positive for Covid-19.” The Boar.

16 October 2020: “Wrexham Glyndwr University reported positive tests for six students and three staff – a total of 11 since last month. BBC.

University Trackers

19 October 2020: University of Bath reports 36 new cases amongst students, and 1 for staff, for the last three days, giving an overall total of 245 students and 3 staff.

19 October 2020: Warwick University start releasing figures: As of 19 October 2020, there were 178 student and 3 staff “active” cases. “An active case is where an individual has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in the 10-day isolation period.”

Current totals:

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

As at 7pm 19 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 22,038, for staff 374, in total 22,412.

As at 7pm 19 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 21,659 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities.

News Reports 30 September 2020.

29 September 2020: “Swansea University said 32 students had tested positive for Covid-19.” BBC.

29 September 2020: “Aberystwyth University has confirmed 12 students tested positive after it suspended all in-person teaching.” BBC. Cambrian News.

29 September 2020: “Bangor University said it was aware of six students who had tested positive, one of whom lived in a hall of residence, three in private accommodation and two students who had remained at home in isolation and had not travelled to a campus.” BBC. North Wales Live.

29 September 2020: “Cardiff Metropolitan University confirmed three people had tested positive and said one suspected case was awaiting a test result.” BBC.

29 September 2020: “Glyndwr University in Wrexham said it had two cases confirmed by Public Health Wales.” BBC.

29 September 2020: “University of South Wales said it had seen one case.” BBC.

28 September: Loughborough: As of 2pm today (Monday 28 September) the University can share the following update on student Covid-19 cases:

  • One student has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in isolation – all contacts have been traced and notified
  • One student is in self-isolation as they are displaying symptoms
  • Five students are in self-isolation without any symptoms as they have been identified as being in close contact with someone who has tested positive

University of Loughborough statement.

29 September 2020: 40 staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University test positive for coronavirus. ITV.

29 September 2020: Dundee: “The number of positive cases of Covid-19 in a pair of students residences in Dundee has risen to 96. NHS Tayside has confirmed there are now 72 positive cases at Parker House and a further 24 at Abertay University’s Meadowside Halls. On Monday, there were 68 and 16, respectively.” (Note: Parker House is a privately owned student residence, taking students from both Abertay and Dundee universities.) The Courier.

29 September 2020: University of York: “The university has not revealed how many positive cases have been recorded among students and staff. But in a response that echoed the statement from York St John University yesterday, it says the number is in single figures, the cases are unconnected and do not constitute an outbreak.” York Mix.

29 September 2020: Leeds Beckett: Named in the Sky list of universities with confirmed cases. There have been cases, and a lockdown, at the privately owned student block IQ Marsden, which takes in Beckett students. See The Tab, BBC and The Tab. See also Leeds Live, 20 September.

29 September 2020: “More than 62 cases of Covid-19 confirmed at Aberdeen University.” Press and Journal.

29 September 2020: University of the Highlands and Islands: One confirmed case at West Highland College UHI’s halls of residences. HISA statement.

29 September 2020: University of Gloucestershire confirms seven cases of covid. Gloucestershire Live.

29 September 2020: At the University of Liverpool, the tally of COVID-19 cases has risen from 87 to 108, according to the University and College Union (UCU). Sky.

30 September 2020: “Four cases of coronavirus at the University of Cumbria.” Westmoreland Gazette.

30 September 2020: Royal College of Music: “50 students are said to be self-isolating at university accommodation in west London following a “small cluster of confirmed cases of Covid-19”, it has been confirmed.” Politics Home. My London.

30 September 2020: Bournemouth University: “You may have seen the news coverage over the last few days of outbreaks of Covid-19 at other universities across the UK. To avoid BU experiencing a similar situation and moving from a small number of positive cases in our university community to significant numbers we all need to play our part.” University statement.

Current tally:

63 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
43 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.

(Note: counted Sunderland twice; now corrected.)