The University has confirmed a record-low 7 cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and students from Early Alert Service tests for the 16th-22nd January, with a positivity rate of 6.8%. This marks an 84.4% decrease from last week’s 45 cases

This figure does not include the results from the Lateral Flow Tests that students have been encouraged to take upon returning to campus. 103 tests were administered by the University service in total this week, less than half the 222 administered the week prior. 

In Oxfordshire, cases have been decreasing. In the 7 days up to the 19th of January, Public Health England reported 24 positive cases in Oxford Central, 5 in North Central Oxford, and 36 cases in East Central Oxford. All of these areas have seen a decrease in cases.