More than 500 students at Durham University have examined positive for coronavirus.

A complete of 516 students and 9 members of staff examined positive between October 15 and 22.

It is a drop in positive instances after 958 students and six members of staff examined positive for the virus within the week main as much as October 14.

It brings the full variety of instances to 1,745 for the reason that begin of time period, with 20 instances amongst staff and 1,725 amongst students.

The figures had been launched by Durham University as a part of its weekly replace on the variety of instances which have been reported by students or staff by means of its personal system.

Around 800 students residing at the institute’s St Mary’s and Collingwood College had been instructed to quarantine following a spike in instances.

Durham metropolis was recognized as a coronavirus hotspot within the UK after 616 instances had been recorded within the week main as much as October 16.

It was a drop in instances from instances from 676 the earlier week, in accordance with Public Health England figures.

The information splits the nation up by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) that are areas with a inhabitants between 5,000 and 7,200.

A Durham University spokesman stated: “When we’re notified by students or staff of a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19, or that somebody is having to self-isolate due to shut contact or being in the identical family as another person with a confirmed case of Covid-19, we observe detailed processes and procedures to make sure their well being and wellbeing, and to cut back onward transmission.

“When a member of the University neighborhood assessments positive, they self-isolate with their family in step with authorities pointers.

“We are in common contact with Durham County Council, Public Health England and different companions to make it possible for we’re sharing info (not private info) concerning the native scenario and responding to the most recent steerage.”

Source: www.chroniclelive.co.uk

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