Almost 500 students at Sheffield University test positive for coronavirus



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Almost 500 people have tested positive for coronavirus at the University of Sheffield.

According to an online tracker on the university’s website, 474 students and five staff members have tested positive for Covid-19 as of September 28.

A university spokesperson said: ‘We recognise how difficult it is for students who are new to Sheffield and need to self-isolate because of Covid-19 cases.

‘To make sure we are supporting students in the best way possible, we will contact all students who are self-isolating to check on their welfare and offer practical and emotional support.’

They added those affected by coronavirus were following Government guidelines and that support is available.

It is understood no whole student accommodation blocks are in lockdown at the moment but students who have tested positive are self-isolating.

The weekly coronavirus rate in Sheffield for the seven days to October 1 now stands at 233.1 new cases per 100,000 people.

It comes after more than 750 students at Northumbria University, in Newcastle, tested positive for Covid-19.

But students have suggested the university is partly to blame for the outbreak.

Some insist they and their friends have been following the guidelines, while others suggested their peers were free to party in their halls unimpeded, with no oversight from the university.

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