Exeter, Devon UK • Jun 15, 2024 • VOL XII

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Covid-19 cases begin to rise as Delta Variant arrives on campus

University data compiled from Public Health England and HALO reveals Covid-19 cases have risen on average over the last 7 days.
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Felipe Esquivel Reed
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University data compiled from Public Health England and HALO reveals Covid-19 cases have risen on average over the last 7 days.

Between the 9th June and the 15th the number of average cases a day rose from 5.3 to 10.6, with 18 being recorded on the 15th.

As of 15th June 2021, there have been 190 cases and 0 deaths in the last week for Devon and 411 cases and 0 deaths in the last week for Cornwall.

A University of Exeter spokesperson said: “The Government has made the decision to delay further easing of the national COVID-19 restrictions linked to a rise in cases and the spread of the Delta Variant of COVID-19. We have seen rises in Devon and Cornwall and it is therefore critical that we all play our part in helping to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by sticking to the guidelines, including by reducing unnecessary contact between people and households where we can, and by engaging with testing and vaccination programmes.

“We understand that all those over 18-years old will be offered at least one dose of vaccine before 19 July and urge all our students toplease take up the vaccination opportunity as soon as you are able to. You can find out all you need to know in our vaccination FAQs for students and information about testing, and the University’s response to COVID-19 on our dedicated webpages.”

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