The University has confirmed 5 cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and students from Early Alert Service tests for the 6th of February to the 12th of February with a positivity rate of 6.2% and 81 tests administered in total. The number of cases reported remains at the same level as last week, with a slight increase in tests taken through the Early Alert Service. In the 7 days up to the 15th of February, 153 positive cases were recorded in Oxford, with a rate per 100k of 117.4 cases according to the UK government’s data.
Despite higher cases in 0th week, both the number of positive tests and the positivity rate of tests conducted has remained low throughout term, with a slight spike in 2nd week. The number of tests conducted through the University’s Early Alert Service also appears to be slowly falling. The University’s status and response website notes that these figures do not include tests conducted outside of the Early Alert Service.