There have now been 100 confirmed positive cases at Oxford Brookes

98 cases were students, and two members of staff

Oxford Brookes have emailed all students today to give an update on the positive coronavirus cases at the university. They confirmed today: “In the seven days up to 2 October, we have been notified of 100 confirmed cases at Oxford Brookes. 98 of these cases were students and two were members of staff.”

They also said: “Of the 100 cases, 96 are attributed to Oxford City, two to other districts within Oxfordshire, and 2 to areas outside of Oxfordshire. No confirmed cases have been reported at our Swindon campus.”

The email also confirmed that Oxfordshire County Council have “published updated statistics for all confirmed cases within the City of Oxford and the wider county.” 

The email further said that Oxfordshire County Council “has now increased the alert status for the City of Oxford and also the county of Oxfordshire to ‘red’, reflecting that the weekly rate of infection is now more than 50 per 100,000 population.”

The university also confirmed in their email that: “At the moment, our campuses and halls of residences remain open as usual” and they “are continuing to support a growing number of students who are isolating in both halls of residence and private rented accommodation.”

Oxford Brookes further confirmed: “We do not have any ‘locked down’ halls of residence.”

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