824 Manchester Uni students have confirmed positive cases of coronavirus

18 members of staff have also tested positive

Today, The University of Manchester published a report titled, ‘COVID-19 daily statistics’,  which shows daily updates of confirmed coronavirus cases among both students and staff within the University.

The report shows that 18 members of staff and 824 students have been reported as testing positive for coronavirus.

The report features a table format which documents the rise in reported cases, dating from the 21st September to the 2nd of October.

The reason behind the report is that the University wants to be “as transparent as possible” as it’s “priority is the safety of staff and students”.

The University said: “The figure we are reporting is the number of new known positive cases among our staff and students, as of the preceding day”. The figures are from students and staff who are both on and off of campus, but UoM’s system does not track where the virus may have been picked up from.

The uni has thanked students and staff for getting tested and letting the University know and “wish all those colleagues and students who may be currently unwell a speedy recovery.”

For students who are self-isolating, UoM have created a Self-isolation guidance page, and have said: “If you are self-isolating, we will do everything we can to support you.”

The University have said that “significant safety measures” have been put in place and that the campus remains, “as safe a place as possible to work and study, in line with government guidance”.

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