Nine Covid-19 cases on Colchester campus

By Teo Coroiu

There are nine current positive Covid-19 cases on Colchester campus.

One case was reported on 14 March, the University of Essex official website updates a daily record of Covid-19 cases.

The number in positive cases of Covid-19 has seen a decrease since last week as of the 14th March where 13 cases were reported.

The current number of positive Covid-19 cases is 9 on campus and another 2 positive cases were recorded off campus taking the total number up to 11.

Colchester campus is slowly seeing a decrease in positive Covid-19 cases where at the beginning of March, the cases totalled up to 15.

This could be due to the higher levels of testing on the Colchester Campus as 10,163 Rapid Antigen tests had been administered by the 12th of March.

This is higher than the Southend and Loughton campuses as Southend administered 1,346 tests and Loughton had the least with 1,069 tests.

They also used the Rapid Covid-19 IgM/IgG Antibody tests on all three campuses.

The Colchester Campus recorded 6,541 tests with Southend recording 992 and Loughton recording 966 tests.