COVID-19 daily statistics

View the daily reported cases for University of Manchester staff and students, as well as the latest figures from lateral flow testing.

Our University’s priority is the safety of staff and students. To ensure we are being as transparent as possible, we are publishing updates on:

Read an update (15 October 2020) providing context on the data.

Graph showing the data on positive tests reported to the University over the past two weeks with rolling average - this data is available in the table elsewhere on the page too.
Positive tests reported to the University over the past two weeks with rolling average

View the full daily reported cases data in table format

September 2020

Week commencing Monday, 21 September (data collection began Sunday, 27 September)

DateStudentsStaff
27 Sep 7 1

Week commencing Monday, 28 September

DateStudentsStaff
28 Sep 53 3
29 Sep 129 1
30 Sep 156 5

October 2020

Week commencing Monday, 28 September (see September 2020 for 28–30 September data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 Oct 216 3
2 Oct 238 3
3 Oct 140 1
4 Oct 77 1

Week commencing Monday, 5 October

DateStudentsStaff
5 Oct 223 1
6 Oct 105 7
7 Oct 47 2
8 Oct 61 3
9 Oct 41 2
10 Oct 19 1
11 Oct 12 2

Week commencing Monday, 12 October

DateStudents Staff
12 Oct 42 5
13 Oct 35 1
14 Oct 24 4
15 Oct 12 1
16 Oct 15 6
17 Oct 10 3
18 Oct 9 3

Week commencing Monday, 19 October

DateStudentsStaff
19 Oct 21 13
20 Oct 9 3
21 Oct 13 6
22 Oct 13 1
23 Oct 8 8
24 Oct 2 1
25 Oct 6 2

Week commencing Monday, 26 October

DateStudentsStaff
26 Oct 13 9
27 Oct 6 2
28 Oct 8 5
29 Oct 20 5
30 Oct 12 5
31 Oct 2 1

November 2020

Week commencing Monday, 26 October (see October 2020 for 26–31 October data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 Nov 4 3

Week commencing Monday, 2 November

DateStudentsStaff
2 Nov 13 9
3 Nov 6 7
4 Nov 12 1
5 Nov 4 2
6 Nov 2 3
7 Nov 4 0
8 Nov 6 1

Week commencing Monday, 9 November

DateStudentsStaff
9 Nov 17 9
10 Nov 5 4
11 Nov 13 9
12 Nov 9 6
13 Nov 6 1
14 Nov 5 0
15 Nov 3 0

Week commencing Monday, 16 November

DateStudentsStaff
16 Nov 13 3
17 Nov 5 3
18 Nov 6 1
19 Nov 10 0
20 Nov 4 3
21 Nov 1 0
22 Nov 3 0

Week commencing Monday, 23 November

DateStudentsStaff
23 Nov 9 4
24 Nov 4 1
25 Nov 3 3
26 Nov 3 2
27 Nov 6 0
28 Nov 2 1
29 Nov 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 30 November

Date StudentsStaff
30 Nov 8 1

December 2020

Week commencing Monday, 30 November (see November 2020 for 30 November data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 Dec 1 2
2 Dec 3 0
3 Dec 3 0
4 Dec 8 1
5 Dec 2 0
6 Dec 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 7 December

Date StudentsStaff
7 Dec 6 2
8 Dec 2 1
9 Dec 2 0
10 Dec 3 2
11 Dec 1 1
12 Dec 1 0
13 Dec 1 1

Week commencing Monday, 14 December

Date StudentsStaff
14 Dec 7 1
15 Dec 6 0
16 Dec 0 0
17 Dec 2 0
18 Dec 1 0
19 Dec 0 2
20 Dec 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 21 December

Date StudentsStaff
21 Dec 0 1
22 Dec 1 0
23 Dec 0 0
24 Dec 0 0
25 Dec 0 0
26 Dec 0 0
27 Dec 1 1

Week commencing Monday, 28 December

Date StudentsStaff
28 Dec 0 1
29 Dec 2 0
30 Dec 2 2
31 Dec 0 0

January 2021

Week commencing Monday, 28 December (see December 2020 for 28–31 December data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 Jan 0 0
2 Jan 2 1
3 Jan 4 2

Week commencing Monday, 4 January

Date StudentsStaff
4 Jan 11 12
5 Jan 4 5
6 Jan 10 7
7 Jan 12 4
8 Jan 8 3
9 Jan 3 0
10 Jan 4 1

Week commencing Monday, 11 January

Date StudentsStaff
11 Jan 16 5
12 Jan 10 4
13 Jan 8 3
14 Jan 8 6
15 Jan 9 2
16 Jan 3 0
17 Jan 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 18 January

Date StudentsStaff
18 Jan 5 6
19 Jan 2 1
20 Jan 4 6
21 Jan 2 2
22 Jan 6 1
23 Jan 2 0
24 Jan 0 1

Week commencing Monday, 25 January

Date StudentsStaff
25 Jan 9 2
26 Jan 2 1
27 Jan 3 4
28 Jan 7 4
29 Jan 3 2
30 Jan 0 0
31 Jan 0 1

February 2021

Week commencing Monday, 1 February

Date StudentsStaff
1 Feb 4 3
2 Feb 0 1
3 Feb 1 0
4 Feb 1 2
5 Feb 0 0
6 Feb 1 0
7 Feb 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 8 February

Date StudentsStaff
8 Feb 7 3
9 Feb 1 0
10 Feb 2 2
11 Feb 3 1
12 Feb 0 0
13 Feb 1 0
14 Feb 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 15 February

Date StudentsStaff
15 Feb 4 3
16 Feb 0 1
17 Feb 4 6
18 Feb 2 1
19 Feb 1 1
20 Feb 1 0
21 Feb 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 22 February

Date StudentsStaff
22 Feb 3 1
23 Feb 3 0
24 Feb 1 1
25 Feb 0 0
26 Feb 0 1
27 Feb 0 0
28 Feb 2 0

March 2021

Week commencing Monday, 1 March

Date StudentsStaff
1 March 2 4
2 March 0 0
3 March 1 0
4 March 0 2
5 March 0 0
6 March 0 0
7 March 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 8 March

Date StudentsStaff
8 March 4 0
9 March 2 0
10 March 0 0
11 March 0 0
12 March 0 0
13 March 0 0
14 March 0 1

Week commencing Monday, 15 March

Date StudentsStaff
15 March 1 2
16 March 1 1
17 March 3 0
18 March 1 0
19 March 2 0
20 March 0 0
21 March 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 22 March

Date StudentsStaff
22 March 0 1
23 March 0 0
24 March 0 0
25 March 1 0
26 March 1 0
27 March 0 0
28 March 1 0

Week commencing Monday, 29 March

Date StudentsStaff
29 March 4 1
30 March 0 0
31 March 0 0

April 2021

Week commencing Monday, 29 March (see March 2021 for 29–31 March data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 April 1 0
2 April 0 1
3 April 0 0
4 April 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 5 April

Date StudentsStaff
5 April 0 0
6 April 0 0
7 April 0 0
8 April 2 0
9 April 0 0
10 April 0 0
11 April 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 12 April

Date StudentsStaff
12 April 0 2
13 April 2 0
14 April 1 0
15 April 0 0
16 April 1 0
17 April 0 0
18 April 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 19 April

Date StudentsStaff
19 April 0 0
20 April 0 0
21 April 3 0
22 April 0 0
23 April 2 0
24 April 0 0
25 April 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 26 April (see May 2021 for 1–2 May data)

Date StudentsStaff
26 April 3 1
27 April 2 0
28 April 0 0
29 April 0 0
30 April 0 0

May 2021


Week commencing Monday, 26 April (see April
 2021 for 26–30 April data)

Date StudentsStaff
1 May 0 0
2 May 0 0

Week commencing Monday, 3 May

Date StudentsStaff
3 May 0 1
4 May 1 0
5 May 0 0
6 May 0 1
7 May 1 0
8 May 0 0
9 May 1 0

We wish all those colleagues and students who may be currently unwell a speedy recovery.

We have published information for students who are self-isolating. If you are self-isolating, we will do everything we can to support you.

The figure we are reporting is the number of new known positive cases among our staff and students, as of the preceding day. It includes those on and off campus and does not indicate where the virus might have been contracted.

This is not a Public Health England validated number and should be read in conjunction with the latest published information. The figure is obtained from those staff and students who have reported a case to the University using our agreed process and is published with a delay to ensure accuracy. All cases are reported daily to Public Health England to ensure action is coordinated efficiently.

Asymptomatic lateral flow testing

The University runs testing for students and staff.

The cumulative testing figures from 4 January to 11 May are as follows:

  • Total tests administered (students): 10,257
  • Total tests administered (staff/non-students): 4,849
  • Cumulative positive tests: 59

We will be publishing the latest cumulative figures every Tuesday.

More information on asymptomatic lateral flow testing is available on our COVID-19 testing page.

Safety measures and reporting a case

We have put in place significant safety measures, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England, our own public health academic experts, and our colleagues in Estates and Safety Services.

Reporting a case is a major part of this set of measures and students and staff are doing the right thing by getting tested if they have symptoms, and letting the University know. Everyone will be supported by the University while they are recovering.

Our campus remains as safe a place as possible to work and study, in line with government guidance. We are actively monitoring the situation and will let you know if things change.

Please continue to follow the rules on campus and where you live. We strongly recommend that you download the NHS COVID-19 app and help us maintain safety of all of our people.

Further information