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Kingston University confirms 15 new Coronavirus cases

By Laurynas Puikys Dec 7, 2020
Kingston University introduced a rapid Covid-19 testing programme last week.Kingston University introduced a rapid Covid-19 testing programme last week.

Kingston University confirmed 15 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 190 this academic year.

KU still registered a lower number of cases for the week ending 4 December despite recently introducing a Covid-19  rapid testing programme for students and staff who are travelling home.

“The test centre is at the Penrhyn Road campus, and booking a slot is easy – you can simply let us know your preferred day and time by completing the online booking form which you can access via My Kingston.

“The centre is open every day, except Sunday, until Friday 18 December,” University Registrar, Keith Brennan, said in an email on Monday.

Brennan said KU has received more than 700 testing bookings since the university announced the opening of the centre last Wednesday.

KU numbers still remain in the upper-middle ranks among UK universities affected by coronavirus.

According to data from University and College Union, Newcastle University (2,510 cases) has confirmed the most cases among UK universities so far, with the University of Bristol second with 2,248 cases.

Among London universities, University College London has confirmed the most cases so far with 693, while King’s College comes second in the capital with 402 cases up to this date.

By Laurynas Puikys

Journalism student from Kingston University and Editor of The River. Main interests: books, basketball and motorsports.

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