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News Reports, 8 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

7 October 2020: University of Bolton: “A spokesman from the University of Bolton, said: “The University of Bolton can confirm that, to date, we have a very limited number of students who have tested positive for Covid-19 or who are required to self-isolate.” This is Lancashire. Manchester Evening News.

8 October 2020: Univeristy of Lincoln: “Six students at the University of Lincoln living in a student house have tested positive for coronavirus, The Lincoln Tab can reveal. The Lincoln Tab spoke to one of the six students who tested positive. They are all living three different households off-campus and are isolating after six positive test results.” The Tab.

8 October 2020: University of Surrey: “As of Thursday 8 October six members of our community are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.” Surrey. Archive.

8 October 2020: University of Wolverhampton: “There are nine cases at the University of Wolverhampton.” BBC West Midlands (entry for 10:16). Archive.

Other News Reports.

8 October 2020: Aston University: “There are 61 cases at Aston University.” BBC West Midlands (entry for 10:16). Archive.

7 October 2020: University of Birmingham “has confirmed that 307 students and eight members of staff were found to have the virus between September 30 and October 6.” Birmingham Live.

8 October 2020: Birmingham City University: “130 people at Birmingham City University have tested positive” BBC West Midlands (entry for 10:16). Archive.

7 October 2020: Bournemouth University: 70 students and 4 staff confirmed with Covid. Source Bournemouth UCU.

7 October 2020: “Bristol University has confirmed that 119 students and two staff members have tested positive for Covid-19.” ITV.

6 October 2020: Durham: “In the seven days up to Sunday, October 4, 69 students and one member of staff had reported positive tests. The latest figures take the total number of reported cases to 79 – 76 among students and three staff.” Northern Echo.

8 October 2020: “As of Wednesday 7 October, we have had the following numbers of reported coronavirus cases amongst our staff and students: New reported cases in last 7 days 3 staff, 219 students. Total reported cases since the beginning of Term 1 5 staff, 251 students.” Durham.

7 October 2020: University of East Anglia: “Thirty students have tested positive for Covid 19 at the University of East Anglia. The university has been using its own swab tests with students getting results within 24 hours. Seventeen of the students who’ve tested positive live on campus, thirteen off.” ITV.

8 October 2020: University of Gloucestershire: “Coronavirus cases at the University of Gloucestershire have more than doubled in just over a week. A spokesperson for the university, which has campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, confirmed there were 19 confirmed COVID-19 cases.” Gloucestershire Live.

7 October 2020: Hull University: “But the latest set of weekly figures – from Monday, September 28 to Sunday, October 4 – showed that another five cases had been reported, taking the total to seven.” Hull Live.

7 October 2020: King’s College London: “As we reported on 4 October 2020, we were recently notified of four individuals who attended a King’s College London Student Union (KCLSU) organised event in a KCLSU venue who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). In the first week of term from Monday 28 September – Friday 2 October, an additional 17 isolated positive cases were reported to our Covid response team through our reporting process.” KCL.

7 October 2020: London School of Economics: “Community rates of COVID-19, gathered through testing and LSE Trace at 9am on 5 October are: 11 cases (10 students, 1 staff member), 386 students and staff are self-isolating. Our COVID data tracker, which will be on the LSE website, is currently in development. We’ll share reports on the situation at our School weekly.” LSE Student News.

8 October 2020: Newcastle University: “In the last seven days (1 Oct- 7 Oct)​: 1003 students in our university community have reported a positive test for Covid-19. 12 colleagues in our university community have reported a positive test for Covid-19.” Source: internal communication. Previous figures, for the week 25 Sept – 1 Oct (note October 1st is included in both sets): 94 students, 7 staff. Chronicle.

8 October 2020: Northumbria University: “I can confirm that the total number of new cases of Covid-19 self-reported in the last seven days by our students studying at our Newcastle camuses is 619.” Source: Internal communication. Note: These are new cases, in addition to the 770 reported last week. Total number of cases: 1389.Chronicle.

8 October 2020: Nottingham Trent: “NTU – like many other universities – has a number of students who are in self-isolation. We are in contact with all of them regularly and we are providing them with comprehensive advice and support, access to health and wellbeing services and practical assistance where they need it.” Nottinghamshire Live.

7 October 2020: Oxford Brookes: “One hundred new cases of coronavirus have been identified at Oxford Brookes University. In the week leading up to October 2 (last Friday), 98 students and two members of staff tested positive for Covid-19. The number of cases at the university was more than double the week before.” Oxford Mail.

8 October 2020: University of Portsmouth: “we have identified 81 current positive cases within the student population, i.e. cases where the students are still in the 14-day period of self-isolation, as of 10am on 7 October.” Source: internal communication.

8 October 2020: Plymouth University: The university has today confirmed it is “aware of a small number of confirmed student cases” in the “low double figures”. Plymouth Herald.

8 October 2020: University of Sussex release new figures: currently 50 students tested positive.

8 October 2020: University of the West of England: “UWE said on Thursday (October 8) it had three positive cases.” Bristol Live.

8 October 2020: University of Westminster: “As you will note, we have a small number of students who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of today these are (7 positive cases) in our Harrow Halls and in Raffles House in Wembley (16 positive cases). We have 76 students who are currently self-isolating and they are being supported by our dedicated Quarantine Support Service. We are also aware of two colleagues and one non-resident student who have also tested positive for COVID-19, all on Harrow Campus.” Source: Internal communication.

7 October 2020: University of Winchester: As of 6 October, three unrelated Covid cases linked to the university. Source: internal communication.

Current tally:

96 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
75 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.