Nottingham University begins releasing daily Covid updates

Though figures are falling, the institution has been hit hard by the pandemic, with Nottingham as a whole recording the highest weekly rate of coronavirus cases in England

The University of Nottingham has begun to publish data on its active cases of Covid-19 on a daily basis.

In common with the city at large, the institution has experienced particularly high levels of coronavirus.

Despite a 59% reduction over the previous 10 days, figures published on 19 October showed that there were still 622 active cases at the university.

More widely, a similar time frame saw the Nottingham region record the highest weekly rate of coronavirus cases in England.

In the seven days to 15 October, 2,368 new cases were recorded in the city, the equivalent of 711.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Again, although high, the figure represents a fall in the rate of infection – in the seven days to 8 October, the number was more than a thousand cases per 100,000 people.

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Commenting on the falling numbers of cases among its staff and students, the university said: “While this may show that our COVID security measures are working, there is no room for complacency and will continue to work with our partners in public health across the city.

“We have ensured that students keep to their designated households and provided incentives to help them socialise at home or on campus.”

Further measures include an in-house testing service specifically designed to tackle asymptomatic transmission, and two NHS walk-in testing stations based on University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus.

“We will continue to ensure that all our activities to support students – including in-person teaching – is only conducted in a Covid-secure environment, following all government and public health guidelines,” added the university.

“We would like to thank our staff who are making tremendous efforts to teach, research and support our students on and off campus, as well as our 35,000 students, the overwhelming majority of whom are acting responsibly and following the rules.”

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