There have been 96 confirmed cases at Oxford Brookes this week

95 cases were students, and one was a member of staff


Oxford Brookes emailed students to give them their weekly update on positive coronavirus cases that have been confirmed this week.

In the email sent to students on Wednesday, they confirmed: “In the seven days up to 9 October, we have been notified of 96 confirmed cases at Oxford Brookes. 95 of these cases were students and 1 was a member of staff.”

They also said in the email: “Of the 96 cases, 93 are attributed to Oxford City, 2 to other districts within Oxfordshire, and 1 to areas outside of Oxfordshire. No confirmed cases have been reported at our Swindon campus.”

The email went on to say: “The alert status for the City of Oxford and also the county of Oxfordshire remains ‘red’, reflecting that the weekly rate of infection is now more than 50 per 100,000 population.”

Oxford Brookes also mentioned the new three tier lockdown system in place in the UK in the email and confirmed: “Currently, the alert level for both Oxford and Swindon is ‘medium’. This means that national restrictions continue to be in place in these areas, including wearing face coverings in certain places, not socialising in groups of more than six, and businesses and venues continuing to operate in a Covid-safe way.”

The university also said: “Oxfordshire County Council and five local district councils launched a new local contact tracing system to support NHS Test and Trace. The councils are working together to contact people who the NHS Test and Trace system has been unable to reach.”

The new local contact tracing system was launched on Tuesday.

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