ONE hundred new cases of coronavirus have been identified at Oxford Brookes University. 

In the week leading up to October 2 (last Friday), 98 students and two members of staff tested positive for Covid-19. 

The number of cases at the university was more than double the week before.

It comes after shocking pictures emerged of hundreds of students completely ignoring social distancing rules in a huge party at the university halls. 

A video of that event which was sent to this paper pans across five student blocks at the 'village' with a sea of people rammed in the courtyard. 

On September 23, the university admitted there had been an outbreak of 30 positive coronavirus cases in seven days. 

A week later, on September 30, nearly 50 students had tested positive. 

In those seven days there were a total of 67 confirmed cases in Oxford, and the university saidd 47 of those were students.

Now the university has said in that in the seven days up to last Friday, it identified exactly 100 cases. 

Of those people, 96 live in Oxford, two live in other parts of the county and another two live outside of Oxfordshire. 

There haven't been any reported cases at the Swindon campus. 

A spokesperson for the university said 'a small number of modules' have been switched to online but small group, face-to-face teaching is carrying on as planned.

They added that 'a growing number' of students in self-isolation at halls and in private accommodation are being supported but none of them are being 'locked down' like at other universities in the country.