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News Reports, 14 October 2020.

Universities newly added.

13 October 2020: Imperial College start releasing numbers. From 28 September to 12 October, they report 19 students and fewer than 5 staff testing positive.

News Reports.

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

9 October 2020: University of Roehampton: “We can confirm that six of our students (2 of whom live in halls of residence) have now tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently self-isolating.” Source: internal communication.

14 October 2020: Salford University: “Since the new term started on September 28, at least 307 students have tested positive for coronavirus, the University of Salford has confirmed.” Manchester Evening News.

University Released Numbers

14 October 2020: Cambridge start a dashboard: Total individual cases isolating due to confirmed COVID-19, 5-11 October: 1 staff, 33 students.

13 October 2020: Canterbury Christ Church: Total number of cases since the start of the academic year: 29. Reported cases Monday 5 October to Monday October 12: 10.

13 October 2020: Harper-Adams: Two new cases. Total number: 3 students.

14 October 2020: Harper-Adams: Five new cases. Total number: 8 students.

13 October 2020: Queen Mary University, London: “We currently have 16 active cases of Covid-19 among students, and 2 among staff.”

14 October 2020: Royal Holloway: “As of Tuesday 13 October, there are 23 students and no members of staff who are currently self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).”

12 October 2020: University of Sheffield’s latest numbers: 960 students and 12 staff testing positive, 28 September to 12 October.

13 October 2020: Southampton start releasing numbers: 19 active student cases, no staff cases.

Current tally:

113 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
91 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
14 in Scotland.
7 in Wales.

As at 9am 14 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 14,344, for staff 213, in total 14,557.

As at 9am 14 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 15,106 confirmed covid cases at  U.K. universities. By 10am 14 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 15,359 confirmed covid cases at  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.