28 September 2020: “Here at Sussex, the number of cases we have had reported are low compared to other universities that have been the focus of media attention over the weekend. We do have confirmed reports of a small number (single digits) of cases amongst our community, with the majority of these people living off-campus.” Source: Circular email from VC Adam Tickell. Online.
28 September 2020: “A University of Sussex spokesperson said: “We currently have confirmed reports of a small number (single digits) of cases amongst our University community. As well as the students who are positive, all of their housemates are also now in self-isolation, as per the Government guidance.”” Brighton and Hove News.
2 October 2020: Sussex: “One whole Northfield [accomodation] block is self isolating after a positive Covid test.” The Tab.
5 October 2020: University of Sussex‘s latest figures as of 4 October: 18 students cases.
8 October 2020: University of Sussex release new figures: currently 50 students tested positive.
8 October 2020: “All sports at Sussex University suspended due to COVID outbreaks within teams.” The Tab.
12 October 2020: University of Sussex confirm 67 cases in total.
19 October 2020: University of Sussex release new figures. Although unclear, we think they total 3 staff cases and 507 student cases. (Note: if the total given for 12 October is a cumulative total, in accord with their statement at the time, then the total is 2 staff cases, and 428 student cases.)
23 October 2020: University of Sussex clarify their hitherto incomprehensible figures. From 21 September to 22 October, there have been 4 staff and 354 students testing positive for covid.
26 October 2020: University of Sussex cumulative totals: 449 students, 4 staff.