The two universities in Bristol are now reporting similar daily rises of coronavirus cases.
For the past few weeks, both universities have been releasing daily updates with the latest figures for positive coronavirus tests among their staff and students.
Earlier in the month, there was a big disparity in cases between the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, with UWE reporting a handful of cases while the University of Bristol was recording hundreds.
While the overall figure for cases remains much higher at the University of Bristol – where more than 1,600 students have now tested positive for coronavirus – both universities are now reporting similar daily rises.
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This week, UWE recorded a rise of 53 cases on Monday, 35 on Tuesday, 43 on Wednesday and 45 on Thursday.
In comparison, the University of Bristol recorded 32 cases on Monday, 52 on Tuesday, 46 on Wednesday and 45 on Thursday.
UWE – who has reported 275 cases in the last seven days – hasn’t released Friday’s figures yet, while the University of Bristol has confirmed 32 student positive tests and 4 among its staff in the past 24 hours.
Earlier this week, we reported how coronavirus cases at UWE have gone up by more than 500 per cent in just over a week.
A total of 1,650 students have tested positive for covid-19 at the University of Bristol now, together with 44 members of staff, taking the total of confirmed cases at the university to 1,694 after a daily rise of 36 cases.
However, according to the University of Bristol data, there are 189 ‘student active cases’.
It describes an active case as anyone who has had a positive result and has yet to finish their 10 day self-isolation period.