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News Reports, 9 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

8 October 2020: Canterbury Christ Church University: “As you are aware we are beginning to get a very small number of students who are reporting as positive for Covid-19.” Source: Internal communication.

9 October 2020: Edge Hill: The V.C. of Edge Hill acknowledges cases in student accommodation. “Whilst the number of residential students diagnosed with the coronavirus represents only one per cent of the total residential population, the numbers required to self-isolate  is, of course, proportionally greater.” Source: internal communication.

8 October 2020: Falmouth University: “Falmouth University has confirmed there has been a ‘small increase’ in the number of positive tests for Covid-19 at one of its campuses. On September 25, the university confirmed that there was initially a “very small number of cases” at the campus.” Cornwall Live.

8 October 2020: Hartpury University: “Coronavirus confirmed at Hartpury University as 33 students test positive for Covid-19.” Gloucestershire Live.

8 October 2020: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh: Less than 5 students on campus, and less than 5 staff, have tested positive. Source: Internal communication.

8 October 2020: University of Central Lancashire: “The university says that currently only 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been reported to Public Health England and there are 36 students self isolating in UClan halls of residence.” Chorley Guardian.

9 October 2020: Solent University: “As of this morning, (9 October 2020) we can confirm that 10 students have tested positive for Covid-19, seven currently reside in Southampton.” Solent.

Other News Reports.

8 October 2020: Aberdeen University: “A total of 142 cases of Covid-19 have now been identified within the university’s student population.” Press and Journal.

8 October 2020: Bath Spa: “Nine positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Bath Spa University.” Somerset Live.

9 October 2020: Bristol University: “The Courtrooms hall of residence in Bristol City Centre has gone into lockdown, Bristol Uni has announced. 40 students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Courtrooms, meaning that the whole hall – around 300 students – will be restricted to their Living Circles (or “bubbles”) for 14 days.” The Tab. Bristol U. BBC.

9 October 2020: Bristol University: “The University of Bristol have reported that positive coronavirus cases have doubled in the last two days. The university only started making case numbers public on Wednesday, but since then the reported figure of positive coronavirus cases has increased from 121 cases to 254. This includes three staff members.” The Tab.

8 October 2020: Durham: “All students living at St Mary’s and Collingwood Colleges have been told not to leave campus for the next seven days, following an increased number of Covid-19 cases.” Palatinate.

8 October 2020: University of Liverpool: “University of Liverpool moves teaching online as city’s coronavirus cases soar.” Liverpool Echo.

9 October 2020: Queen’s University, Belfast: “Queen’s University (QUB) is to offer students a ‘rent holiday’ of up to three months if they want to leave their university accommodation.” BBC.

8 October 2020: Sussex: “All sports at Sussex University suspended due to COVID outbreaks within teams.” The Tab.

University Dashboards

9 October 2020: Birmingham City University start releasing data: 167 positive tests for covid, 14 September to 8 October. Archived.

8 October 2020: University of Edinburgh: “We have a total of 324 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” Archived.

9 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire: Total cases since 28th September: 12. 8 new cases this week. Source: internal communication.

9 October 2020: Goldsmiths start a dashboard. So far, 23 confirmed students, and under 5 staff.

9 October 2020: University of Leicester start releasing figures: Total cases to date: 3 staff and 82 students.

9 October 2020: St Andrews starts a tracker, that will be updated weekly. Total positive cases since 1 September 2020: Staff: 4. Students: 35. Total: 39.

8 October 2020: University of York: “As of 4.20pm, Thursday 8 October, we are aware of 144 individuals within our University community who are currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test. Since our previous update at 5.10pm on Wednesday 7 October we have been notified of 18 new cases, which are included in the total figure above.” Archived.

8 October 2020: York St John start releasing data. “As of Wednesday 7 October, we are aware of 74 members of our university community who are currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test.”

See Also

9 October 2020: UCU launch their own covid dashboard.

Current tally:

103 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
81 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.