THE NUMBER of coronavirus cases at Oxford University continues to fall.

In the seven days to Friday, November 20, there were 40 new positive cases confirmed by the university’s own testing service.

This was from 233 tests and gave a weekly positivity rate of 17.2per cent – down from 30 per cent the week before when 126 cases were recorded.  

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The number of infections at the university have continued to fall – here is a timeline and the number of cases recorded:

  • November 14-20: 40 cases
  • November 7-13: 126 cases
  • October 31 – November 6: 146 cases
  • October 24-30: 212 cases

There has been a total of 1,020 coronavirus cases at the university since it started testing on August 20.

On its website, bosses said: “In line with the recent government guidance, teaching and research is currently being conducted in-person when it is safe for both students and staff, with teaching supplemented by online lectures, resources and support.

The University will continue to keep its emergency response status under constant review in light of Government and local health authority advice.

The University maintains a number of key measures in place to keep our community safe.”

As it is, Bodleian Libraries are open for readers and public spaces are closed along with the Ashmolean Museum, Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers Museum, History of Science Museum and Iffley Road Sports Centre.