1,000 Lancaster University students self-isolating as number of Covid cases passes 100

Around 1,000 Lancaster University students are currently self-isolating after more than 100 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the last week.

By Gayle Rouncivell
Friday, 9th October 2020, 12:35 pm
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 12:47 pm

A total of 114 students and five staff reported positive Covid-19 cases to the university between Friday October 2 and Thursday October 8.

Of these, 73 students live on the Bailrigg campus and 41 live in accommodation off-campus.

Currently, there are around 1,000 pupils self-isolating - around one in every 15 students.

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600 of these are self-isolating on campus - with a further 400 being international students having to quarantine due to where they have travelled from.

A spokesman from Lancaster University said: "Around 600 students are self-isolating on campus in line with our Covid requirements.

"There are also approximately 400 overseas students who are coming towards the end of quarantine restrictions to self-isolate."

The university's figures are from cases that have been reported to them.

Due to the time it takes to gather and confirm any new positive test results received over a weekend, they may not appear in initial updates provided at the start of the week.

Lancaster University has approximately 3,500 staff members and typically welcomes around 15,000 new and continuing students.