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News Reports, 20 October 2020.

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

News Reports.

14 October 2020: Coventry University: Official figures show 57 students and 7 staff testing positive between 7 October and 13 October. The cumulative totals are 11 students and 15 staff. Source: Internal communication.

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

20 October 2020: University of Hertfordshire report 5 more cases, 4 students and 1 staff, for a total of 39 cases (38 student, 1 staff) since 28 September. Source: Internal communication.

20 October 2020: University of Portsmouth: “As of Monday 19 October, there are 115 students and staff who are Covid positive and are currently self-isolating at the University (113 cases are students, and 2 are staff.)” Source: Internal communication.

19 October 2020: University of Lincoln: “Some 85 University of Lincoln students have now tested positive for coronavirus. Last week, the university said 36 students and one member of staff tested positive for the virus. However, the number of positive cases among students has risen 130% to 85.” The Lincolnite.

University Trackers

20 October 2020: Aston University release numbers for 12 October to 18 October: 3 staff and 60 students have tested positive

20 October 2020: Bournemouth University begin to release numbers. They state that there have been 72 new cases in the last seven days, and 256 cases in total since 1 August 2020.

19 October 2020: Oxford University announce 197 positive tests for the week 10 October to 16 October, bringing the total number since 20 August to 288.

20 October 2020: Salford start releasing statistics.Total number of student cases: 367. Number of staff cases, over the last 14 days up to 19/10/20: 18.

19 October 2020: Sheffield Hallam report 22 staff and 625 students testing positive over the two week 5 October to 18 October; 209 students and 9 staff in the last week; for a total of 958 students and 24 staff in the last three weeks.

Current totals:

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

As at 7pm 20 October 2020, our data puts the number of confirmed cases for students at 22,158, for staff 378, in total 22,536.

As at 7pm 20 October 2020, the UCU dashboard reported 23,415 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.)