Higher Education: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Marcus Fysh Marcus Fysh Conservative, Yeovil

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.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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

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