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COVID-19 statistics

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The University compiles data provided by Public Health England and HALO to produce statistics on the number of confirmed positive cases for students and staff. The latest data is shown below:

Recent Daily Positive Cases

 23 Nov24 Nov25 Nov26 Nov27 Nov28 Nov29 Nov
Daily Positive Cases 5 9 10 4 8 6 5
7 Day Rolling Daily Average 6.1 5.4 5.7 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.7

Weekly Headcount of Positive Cases in 2021/22


Please note that the dates shown are the date on which a test was taken that was later confirmed as positive. The data from Public Health England for the University of Exeter may not always precisely correlate with the Devon County Council or Cornwall Council published data due to potential time delays or student cases initially being attributed to another residence rather than their term-time address

For reference the University of Exeter has around 6,000 members of staff and approximately 25,000 students.

The majority of cases reported are linked to the University's Exeter campuses but approximately 6% of all cases are related to Cornwall campuses. Over the last 10 days there was cases related to our Cornwall campuses, and 52 to our Exeter campuses.

Devon County Council (DCC) provide a comprehensive dashboard of Covid-19 information for Devon and Cornwall. This shows the authoritative data from Public Health England (PHE). The dashboard provides daily information on the number of positive cases and rolling 7-day totals.

We share all data from our Rapid Response Hub tests with PHE on a daily basis.

Monthly Headcount of All Positive Cases


Our approach

The health and welfare of our students, staff and wider community will always be our number one priority, and our Rapid Response Hub is co-ordinating testing and working with Public Health England, Devon County Council, Cornwall Council and the national track and trace programme to share details of any positive cases, to identify those who need to self-isolate and contact those who need to obtain tests. We are working with local health teams on any actions required and continue to communicate directly with our staff and students on the necessity to follow COVID-19 rules.