UoN now has 1500 active cases of Covid-19
This means one in 23 students have tested positive
New data released on the University of Nottingham’s website has confirmed that there are now over 1500 active cases of Covid-19, as of last week.
With a total student population of 35,000 this means that one in 23 students at the university have tested positive and are self isolating!
20 members of staff have too, tested positive.
According to the data in the table above, the number of confirmed cases has tripled since the previous week, when more than 400 students were confirmed to have the virus.
In an attempt to reassure their students, the uni stated:
‘Alongside the national ‘Pillar 2’ testing regime for people with symptoms of COVID-19, the University has also commenced its own asymptomatic testing programme which will identify cases earlier and more quickly. While this will mean that our case data will be higher than other universities, we can identify cases that otherwise would remain undetected and thereby reduce asymptomatic transmission and the number of future cases.’
Boris Johnson has just announced that Nottinghamshire will be going into the second tier of the new lockdown system, due to the rapid rising number of coronavirus cases in the county.
Meaning a ban on all social mixing between households and support bubbles, indoors.