Coronavirus cases at Swansea University almost doubled in less than a week

Coronavirus cases at Swansea University almost doubled in less than a week

University of Swansea students have now confirmed positive tests for coronavirus – almost double the number confirmed last week.

The university, which has two campuses in the city, confirmed on Monday that it had received information about ten more cases among its students, after confirming last week that 12 students had tested positive for the virus.

A university spokesman said: “The University of Swansea has been informed that there are currently 22 students at the university who have been confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW) to have tested positive for coronavirus.

“We want to reassure students, staff, visitors and the wider community that their safety is our priority. We are working closely with the NHS and PHW to lead this development response and follow the Test Trace Protect strategy. PHW is updating us on conditions and any further action.

“We will be closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide our updated advice on the university Dedicated webpage.

“In addition, all public health information, including regular updates, can be found on the Welsh Government’s website and at PHW.”

This comes after cases were confirmed in several schools in the city this month.

The entire sixth form of Olachfa School was sent home for self-isolation two weeks ago, while a lecturer on the campus of Gov. College Swansea in Gorsinen also tested positive for coronavirus.

These are all schools in Wales that have seen cases of coronavirus in the past week.

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Swansea has been under local lockout since Sunday evening, when it entered a phase of tight sanctions with Cardiff, following an increase in cases.

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