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News Reports, 12 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

12 October 2020: Harper-Adams University: One case so far, according to their dashboard.

9 October 2020: Royal Agricultural University: “The Royal Agricultural University has confirmed cases. A spokesperson said: “A handful of students at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have tested positive for Covid-19. “These students and others who they have been in contact with are self-isolating, and being supported by the University.”” Somerset Live.

Other News Reports.

12 October 2020: Cardiff University: “Cardiff University Covid support ‘too little too late.'” BBC.

11 October 2020: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts: 11 October 2020: UCU report 42 cases at Liverpool I.P.A.

12 October 2020: University of Nottingham: “University of Nottingham confirms more than 1,500 students have Covid-19. 20 staff members have also been affected.” Nottingham Post.

12 October 2020: University of Winchester: “A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed at Winchester University, bringing the total number of cases at the establishment to four.”  Hampshire Chronicle.

University Released Numbers

12 October 2020: University of Bath reports 130 student cases in the last 7 days, 5 to 11 October. Note: as Bath gives numbers for only 7 days, we have started preserving the data on our University of Bath page.

12 October 2020: Bradford University release numbers: 15 cases from 5 to 8 October, 17 the previous week, for a running total of 32.

12 October 2020: Bristol University announce that they have 393 students and 3 staff test positive for Covid.

12 October 2020: Lancaster University have 182 new cases over the week 5 to 11 October, 81 from 9 October to 11 October; like the University of Reading, they erase data older than one week. From the records above, the total is 214.

12 October 2020: University of Nottingham release figures for active confirmed cases week ending 9 October 2020: 1510 students and 20 staff. Archived.

12 October 2020: Oxford University announce 61 positive test in the last week, and a total of 91 positive tests since 20 August.

12 October 2020 (midday): University of Reading delete previous weeks statistics, and state that there have been 9 new cases so far this week commencing 12 October, and in the last 24 hours.

12 October 2020: Solent University: “As of this morning, (12 October 2020) we can confirm that 19 students have tested positive for Covid-19 – 15 currently reside in Southampton.”

12 October 2020: University of Sussex confirm 67 cases in total.

12 October 2020: University of Warwick‘s cumulative data to some time on Monday 12 October: 216 active cases. Archived.

Current tally:

109 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
87 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.

As at 11pm 12 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 12833, for staff 175, in total 13008.

As at midday 12 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 12,390 confirmed covid cases at 96 U.K. universities.

News Reports, 11 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

5 October 2020: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts: “Molly is studying at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), so she had access to some practical classes before her housemate was diagnosed with Covid-19.” The Impartial Reporter.

9 October 2020: University College Birmingham: “Third Birmingham university struck by coronavirus after 17 students test positive University College Birmingham said 17 students and one member of staff have Covid-19 after testing positive over the last week.” Birmingham Live.

9 October 2020: University of Northampton: “A number of students and staff members at the University of Northampton have tested positive for coronavirus. The university has announced in the last week there have been 10 confirmed cases.” Northants Live.

9 October 2020: University of West London: “Hello, we are at The University of West London. Living at Paragon Student Letts in London. Yesterday my flat tested positive for COVID-19. Most of us also have symptoms. No- we did not go to parties, yes- we did everything we could to prevent this. We isolated as soon as we knew we had come into contact with a positive case 3 days ago.” Post goes on to describe terrible conditions and complete lack of institutional support. Facebook.

Other News Reports.

9 October 2020: Bristol: “Today it was announced that 300 students in The Courtrooms, in Bristol’s city centre, would be placed under a two week self-isolation period effective immediately after 40 positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the accommodation.” Epigram.

10 October 2020: Cardiff University: “Students are taking coronavirus tests at a university hall of residence in Cardiff. It comes after a number of students living at the Talybont South halls, have tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days. Many are voluntarily self-isolating so the regional Cardiff and Vale test, trace and protect service has begun testing on site as a precautionary measure.” Wales Online.

9 October 2020: UEA: “The number of confirmed coronavirus cases at the University of East Anglia has increased to 73, it has been revealed.” Norwich Evening News.

9 October 2020: U”Greenwich University confirmed that there have now been 18 student cases and 2 staff cases of Covid-19 within the community, but has assured that they are all being given support during isolation.” News Shopper.

9 October 2020: Lancaster University: “1,000 Lancaster University students self-isolating as Covid cases soar Since last Thursday (October 1), a total of 105 students and staff have reported Covid-positive cases to the university.” Lancs Live.

8 October 2020: Nottingham Trent decline to release numbers of confirmed cases: “As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been called upon to release their daily confirmed cases of students with coronavirus. “We don’t think it is helpful to provide daily updates regarding numbers of confirmed cases as the situation will change daily and we want to avoid confusion with local public health reporting.”” Platform.

9 October 2020: Salford: “We have had 215 reported student cases over the last 14 days. The cumulative total since we started to collect the data is 276.” Source: internal communication.

6 October 2020: Teesside University: “Teesside University records 30 Covid cases with six positive tests on campus in Middlesbrough.” Teesside Live.

University Dashboards

9 October 2020: Lancaster University report 119 cases over the week 2 October to 8 October.

9 October 2020: UCL start releasing figures: From 28 September to 9 October, they had a total of 69 confirmed cases.

Current tally:

107 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
85 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.

As at 6pm 11 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 11091, for staff 158, in total 11249.

As at midday 11 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 11,283 confirmed covid cases at 96 U.K. universities.

News Reports, 3 October 2020.

2 October 2020: “The University of Bristol has 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. A spokesperson said: “A very small number of students have tested positive for COVID-19, including one in a hall of residence where eight contacts are self-isolating.” Bristol Post. The Tab.

1 October 2020: Lancaster University start releasing statistics for covid cases. “In the period from 26th September to 1st October, the University received the following number of reports of new cases among students and staff: Staff: 0. Students (living in Lancaster University accommodation): 1. Students (living in other accommodation in the Lancaster area): 13.” Lancaster University.

3 October 2020: Cambridge: “Two students at Queens’ have tested positive for Covid-19. One of the students who tested positive for the virus is living on main-site Queens’ accommodation. The discovery of the positive cases last Saturday (26/09) has prompted Queens’ to instigate their Test and Trace system developed over the summer. As a result of this 25 individuals were told to isolate, with 15 of these individuals now no longer isolating after negative test results – some of which were returned within 24 hours.” Varsity.

2 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire state that they have had 4 confirmed student covid cases ‘off-campus.’ Source: Internal communication.

3 October 2020: The University of Brighton start releasing weekly statistics. “Current reported positive cases of COVID-19 at the University of Brighton, including Brighton and Sussex Medical School students for the last seven days (as of 2 October 2020): 5 students.” University of Brighton. Archived.

3 October 2020: “THE University of Southampton has confirmed four students have tested positive for Covid-19.” Southern Daily Echo.

3 October 2020: Keele release latest figures: 3 new student cases, bringing the total to 7. Keele.

2 October 2020: “A number of students at the University of Nottingham’s Derby Hall, a catered block housing about 330 students, are in isolation because of Covid-19.They claim conditions are so bad some are being collected by their parents and leaving.” BBC.

2 October 2020: “Since Monday the University has seen a total of 11 reported cases among our students and one member of staff. None of these are clusters.” Source: Internal communication.

2 October 2020: Sussex: “One whole Northfield [accomodation] block is self isolating after a positive Covid test.” The Tab.

3 October 2020: University of Edinburgh states “We have a total of 222 live cases reported to us as of today amongst our students and staff.” University of Edinburgh. Archived.

2 October 2020: “Fourteen Stirling University students test positive for Covid-19 in outbreak linked to sports clubs.” Daily Herald. “Additionally, 2000 people who use Pure Gym in Stirling are being contact from Test and Protect teams as “precautionary measures”.Brig Newspaper.

Current tally:

76 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
56 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
13 in Scotland.
6 in Wales.