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Higher Education: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 107042, tabled on 21 October 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of positive covid-19 test results in the last six weeks are from students in higher education settings in England, by (a) region and (b) local authority area.

Answered on

17 November 2020

Public Health England (PHE) does not publish data on COVID-19 cases in higher education settings in the format requested.

PHE publishes incidence data for educational aged cohorts at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/930819/Weekly_COVID-19_and_Influenza_Surveillance_Graphs_W44.pdf

In week 43, there were 311 confirmed COVID-19 clusters or outbreaks in educational settings. Further information can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports