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COVID-19 case numbers

Confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases for Cardiff University staff and students.

Last updated: 16/04/2021 10:15. We aim to update this page by midday each working day. Data from the weekend will be added on Monday.

About this data

We have around 30,000 students and 7,000 staff members. The data we have included here is for:

  • Cardiff University students who are living in Cardiff
  • Cardiff University staff who are working on campus.

Student data

Positive NHS test results

Positive NHS test result data for students living in Cardiff University halls of residence is provided by Public Health Wales. Data for all other students is based on students informing the University that they have received a positive NHS test result. For each day we show the new confirmed cases for that day. This does not include the number of cases from previous days and is not a cumulative total.

Date New student cases 7 day rolling average
05/10/2020 7  
06/10/2020 12  
07/10/2020 18  
08/10/2020 28  
09/10/2020 12  
10/10/2020 9  
11/10/2020 21 15
12/10/2020 50 21
13/10/2020 60 28
14/10/2020 47 32
15/10/2020 42 34
16/10/2020 39 38
17/10/2020 44 43
18/10/2020 30 45
19/10/2020 96 51
20/10/2020 61 51
21/10/2020 59 53
22/10/2020 40 53
23/10/2020 28 51
24/10/2020 17 47
25/10/2020 20 46
26/10/2020 39 38
27/10/2020 29 33
28/10/2020 16 27
29/10/2020 21 24
30/10/2020 9 22
31/10/2020 8 20
01/11/2020 21 20
02/11/2020 25 18
03/11/2020 18 17
04/11/2020 9 16
05/11/2020 11 14
06/11/2020 16 15
07/11/2020 2 15
08/11/2020 4 12
09/11/2020 5 9
10/11/2020 4 7
11/11/2020 1 6
12/11/2020 2 5
13/11/2020 11 4
14/11/2020 9 5
15/11/2020 13 6
16/11/2020 11 7
17/11/2020 4 7
18/11/2020 5 8
19/11/2020 1 8
20/11/2020 3 7
21/11/2020 3 6
22/11/2020 3 4
23/11/2020 8 4
24/11/202074
25/11/202075
26/11/202055
27/11/202035
28/11/202005
29/11/202055
30/11/202065
01/12/202054
02/12/2020115
03/12/202045
04/12/202096
05/12/202026
06/12/2020107
07/12/2020128
08/12/202088
09/12/202037
10/12/2020108
11/12/202077
12/12/202048
13/12/2020138
14/12/2020138
15/12/2020129
16/12/2020910
17/12/202059
18/12/202049
19/12/202018
20/12/202027
21/12/202005
22/12/202044
23/12/202033
24/12/202012
25/12/202012
26/12/202032
27/12/202032
28/12/202033
29/12/202002
30/12/202042
31/12/202032
01/01/202173
02/01/202123
03/01/202123
04/01/202184
05/01/202154
06/01/202175
07/01/202165
08/01/202155
09/01/202145
10/01/202135
11/01/202145
12/01/202145
13/01/202185
14/01/202114
15/01/202134
16/01/202144
17/01/202134
18/01/2021115
19/01/202155
20/01/202134
21/01/202185
22/01/202156
23/01/202135
24/01/202125
25/01/202195
26/01/202104
27/01/202124
28/01/202103
29/01/202194
30/01/202113
31/01/202123
01/02/202132
02/02/202112
03/02/202112
04/02/202133
05/02/202122
06/02/202132
07/02/202112
08/02/202142
09/02/202132
10/02/202112
11/02/202102
12/02/202112
13/02/202101
14/02/202111
15/02/202121
16/02/202101
17/02/202111
18/02/202101
19/02/202111
20/02/202111
21/02/202101
22/02/202141
23/02/202111
24/02/202121
25/02/202111
26/02/202111
27/02/202101
28/02/202101
01/03/202101
02/03/202111
03/03/202100
04/03/202110
05/03/202100
06/03/202100
07/03/202100
08/03/202121
09/03/202100
10/03/202100
11/03/202110
12/03/202100
13/03/202100
14/03/202100
15/03/202120
16/03/202100
17/03/202100
18/03/202100
19/03/202100
20/03/202100
21/03/202100
22/03/202100
23/03/202100
24/03/202120
25/03/202110
26/03/202100
27/03/202100
28/03/202100
29/03/202111
30/03/202101
31/03/202100
01/04/202100
02/04/202100
03/04/202100
04/04/202100
05/04/202100
06/04/202100
07/04/202110
08/04/202100
09/04/202100
10/04/202100
11/04/202100
12/04/202100
13/04/202110
14/04/202110
15/04/202100

06/01/21 - Changes to published positive NHS test result figures for students

The figures published on Monday 4 January showing the daily increase of positive NHS test results for students over the Christmas break, from Monday 21 December to Monday 4 January, have been corrected.

04/11/20 - Changes to reporting positive NHS test results for students

We have changed how we report student cases due to improvements in how we receive test data. Initially we relied on students informing the University they had received a positive NHS COVID-19 test. We have been receiving Public Health Wales (PHW) data for students in our halls of residences with positive NHS test results since 7 October. This has allowed us to update student records directly from 2 November using PHW data. We have also chosen the optimum time of day to run reports to ensure all records are counted. This ensures that we have the best information to inform decisions to support the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, and to provide data comparable with other universities for national tracking and comparison purposes.

Due to these changes we have reviewed previous positive NHS test results data for students and removed some duplication. As the data needed to be re-run to give this consistency, previously published positive NHS test results data for students has been re-issued. We are continuing to monitor all categories of isolation and to work very closely with the local health authorities.

Students who are self-isolating

Our student community are following advice to self-isolate and proactively informing the University that they are doing so. The data are current daily totals based on students who have told us they are self-isolating and the reason they have given.

Date With symptoms Without symptoms (close contact) NHS test results Cardiff University screening service test resultTotal
05/10/2020 32 80 19 1 132
06/10/2020 32 115 24 2 173
07/10/2020 50 219 47 16 332
08/10/2020 80 333 75 22 510
09/10/2020 98 459 82 70 709
10/10/2020 114 580 89 132 915
11/10/2020 137 695 104 151 1,087
12/10/2020 174 901 147 176 1,398
13/10/2020 216 1,078 166 191 1,651
14/10/2020 243 1,287 216 237 1,983
15/10/2020 256 1,479 235 307 2,277
16/10/2020 248 1,529 251 313 2,341
17/10/2020 221 1,525 269 294 2,309
18/10/2020 235 1,552 281 278 2,346
19/10/2020 192 1,432 278 236 2,138
20/10/2020 165 1,386 279 213 2,043
21/10/2020 168 1,513 334 243 2,258
22/10/2020 136 1,450 307 212 2,105
23/10/2020 122 1,344 275 180 1,921
24/10/2020 108 1,232 234 157 1,731
25/10/2020 103 1,134 223 144 1,604
26/10/2020 111 1,132 220 127 1,590
27/10/2020 111 1,066 209 114 1,500
28/10/2020 102 953 176 101 1,332
29/10/2020 106 864 157 89 1,216
30/10/2020 99 778 144 92 1,113
31/10/2020 91 706 120 80 997
01/11/2020 80 680 115 70 945
02/11/2020 82 658 119 57 916
03/11/2020 78 604 123 48 853
04/11/2020 63 512 110 39 724
05/11/2020 54 463 104 37 658
06/11/2020 50 415 98 28 591
07/11/2020 37 365 77 19 498
08/11/2020 31 326 68 17 442
09/11/2020 24 269 54 13 360
10/11/2020 25 248 42 10 325
11/11/2020 26 222 34 8 290
12/11/2020 23 194 31 7 255
13/11/2020 20 189 31 11 251
14/11/2020 16 166 31 13 226
15/11/2020 17 151 36 10 214
16/11/2020 15 140 40 8 203
17/11/2020 22 137 41 7 207
18/11/2020 22 139 43 8 212
19/11/2020 20 140 40 11 211
20/11/2020 18 127 38 11 194
21/11/2020 14 118 36 11 179
22/11/2020 19 117 34 9 179
23/11/2020 16 106 31 8 161
24/11/202016119348177
25/11/202036127367188
26/11/202014124379184
27/11/202013116368173
28/11/202014111347166
29/11/202014111356166
30/11/20206111347158
01/12/202013114365168
02/12/202013133397192
03/12/202011135398193
04/12/202091344210195
05/12/20209129409187
06/12/2020101204411185
07/12/2020141275315209
08/12/2020171335917226
09/12/2020181305925232
10/12/2020201246129234
11/12/2020181136135227
12/12/2020131036037213
13/12/202013836434194
14/12/202014866735202
15/12/202016816933199
16/12/202019826131193
17/12/202021856330199
18/12/202020715625172
19/12/202018634617144
20/12/202015473511108
21/12/2020143728887
22/12/2020132924672
23/12/2020102522461
24/12/202071918448
25/12/202061415237
26/12/202041012228
27/12/20203913126
28/12/20203715025
29/12/20203712022
30/12/20201614021
31/12/20202814024
01/01/20212619027
02/01/20214616026
03/01/20216917032
04/01/202171123041
05/01/202191127047
06/01/202181227047
07/01/202171222041
08/01/2021112430570
09/01/2021122229568
10/01/2021122528570
11/01/2021112727570
12/01/2021113128676
13/01/2021113830685
14/01/2021144325890
15/01/20211948211098
16/01/20211951239102
17/01/20212049247100
18/01/20211970316126
19/01/20211978327136
20/01/20212083357145
21/01/20212179408148
22/01/20211973378137
23/01/20211567368126
24/01/20211266318117
25/01/20211471328125
26/01/20211271288119
27/01/2021125524899
28/01/2021134923893
29/01/2021144620787
30/01/2021103917470
31/01/202193618467
01/02/202192919360
02/02/2021103017360
03/02/2021153415357
04/02/202143915361
05/02/202123415556
06/02/202113417557
07/02/202114214663
08/02/202123917765
09/02/202144118770
10/02/202144017566
11/02/202163614662
12/02/202163613762
13/02/202152811549
14/02/20213219437
15/02/20216207437
16/02/20217215336
17/02/20217205335
18/02/20219205236
19/02/202110226139
20/02/202110165233
21/02/20217164128
22/02/20215128126
23/02/2021498021
24/02/20214119024
25/02/20214158027
26/02/20213158127
27/02/20212117121
28/02/2021286117
01/03/2021486119
02/03/2021485118
03/03/2021473115
04/03/20214112219
05/03/2021442212
06/03/2021432110
07/03/2021532111
08/03/2021984122
09/03/2021994123
10/03/202110103124
11/03/20219113124
12/03/20219113124
13/03/20219113023
14/03/20217102019
15/03/20217134024
16/03/20217154026
17/03/20218174029
18/03/20219113023
19/03/202111142027
20/03/202110112023
21/03/2021882018
22/03/2021882018
23/03/202110102022
24/03/20211092021
25/03/2021982019
26/03/2021882018
27/03/2021782017
28/03/2021652013
29/03/2021532010
30/03/202143108
31/03/202132106
01/04/202121104
02/04/202121104
03/04/202122105
04/04/202113105
05/04/202103104
06/04/202104105
07/04/202104105
08/04/202104105
09/04/202104105
10/04/202102103
11/04/202102103
12/04/202102002
13/04/202101102
14/04/202120103
15/04/202112104

Staff data

This data is based on staff who are working on campus informing the University that they have received a positive NHS test result. It is not Public Health Wales data. For each day we show the new confirmed cases for that day. This does not include the number of cases from previous days and is not a cumulative total.

Date New staff cases
05/10/2020 1
06/10/2020 0
07/10/2020 0
08/10/2020 0
09/10/2020 0
10/10/2020 0
11/10/2020 0
12/10/2020 0
13/10/2020 0
14/10/2020 0
15/10/2020 0
16/10/2020 1
17/10/2020 0
18/10/2020 0
19/10/2020 1
20/10/2020 0
21/10/2020 0
22/10/2020 0
23/10/2020 0
24/10/2020 0
25/10/2020 0
26/10/2020 1
27/10/2020 0
28/10/2020 0
29/10/2020 0
30/10/2020 0
31/10/2020 0
01/11/2020 0
02/11/2020 1
03/11/2020 0
04/11/2020 0
05/11/2020 2
06/11/2020 0
07/11/2020 0
08/11/2020 0
09/11/2020 1
10/11/2020 0
11/11/2020 0
12/11/2020 1
13/11/2020 1
14/11/2020 1
15/11/2020 0
16/11/2020 0
17/11/2020 0
18/11/2020 0
19/11/2020 0
20/11/2020 0
21/11/2020 0
22/11/2020 0
23/11/2020 1
24/11/2020 0
25/11/2020 1
26/11/2020 1
27/11/2020 0
28/11/2020 0
29/11/2020 0
30/11/2020 0
01/12/2020 0
02/12/2020 0
03/12/2020 1
04/12/2020 0
05/12/2020 0
06/12/2020 0
07/12/2020 1
08/12/2020 2
09/12/2020 0
10/12/2020 0
11/12/2020 5
12/12/2020 0
13/12/2020 0
14/12/2020 5
15/12/2020 1
16/12/2020 1
17/12/2020 0
18/12/2020 0
19/12/2020 0
20/12/2020 0
21/12/2020 0
22/12/2020 0
23/12/2020 1
24/12/2020 0
25/12/2020 0
26/12/2020 0
27/12/2020 0
28/12/2020 0
29/12/2020 0
30/12/2020 0
31/12/2020 0
01/01/2021 0
02/01/2021 0
03/01/2021 0
04/01/20212
05/01/20210
06/01/20210
07/01/20212
08/01/20210
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11/01/20210
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Cardiff University asymptomatic screening service

The table shows the daily results for staff and students combined who have had a test through our screening service.

DatePositiveInconclusiveNegativeInvalid Total tests
05/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
06/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
07/10/2020 15 3 403 0 421
08/10/2020 0 1 0 40 41
09/10/2020 56 4 285 0 345
10/10/2020 96 15 854 87 1,052
11/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
12/10/2020 0 0 0 34 34
13/10/2020 31 5 144 23 203
14/10/2020 40 9 300 14 363
15/10/2020 11 0 164 0 175
16/10/2020 29 4 493 77 603
17/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
18/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
19/10/2020 0 0 3 65 68
20/10/2020 14 3 348 99 464
21/10/2020 27 2 525 65 619
22/10/2020 6 0 353 40 399
23/10/2020 14 10 529 11 564
24/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
25/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
26/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
27/10/2020 4 0 127 32 213
28/10/2020 11 0 350 34 395
29/10/2020 11 0 170 0 181
30/10/2020 23 0 346 95 464
31/10/2020 0 0 0 0 0
01/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
02/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
03/11/2020 4 0 176 0 180
04/11/2020 11 0 169 0 180
05/11/2020 3 0 176 47 226
06/11/2020 1 0 172 45 218
07/11/2020 0 0 70 0 70
08/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
09/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
10/11/2020 1 0 177 0 178
11/11/2020 0 0 185 78 263
12/11/2020 5 0 367 49 421
13/11/2020 8 0 256 32 296
14/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
15/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
16/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
17/11/2020 0 0 153 71 224
18/11/2020 2 0 167 15 184
19/11/2020 2 0 166 14 182
20/11/2020 0 0 256 7 263
21/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
22/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
23/11/2020 0 0 0 3 3
24/11/2020 1 0 94 7 102
25/11/2020 1 0 151 6 158
26/11/2020 1 0 243 3 247
27/11/2020 3 0 187 10 200
28/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
29/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
30/11/2020 0 0 0 0 0
01/12/2020 1 0 526 7 534
02/12/2020 3 0 908 25 936
03/12/2020 8 0 1003 22 1033
04/12/2020 6 0 700 8 714
05/12/2020 4 0 654 0 658
06/12/2020 7 0 342 7 356
07/12/2020 10 0 520 8 538
08/12/2020 6 0 693 7 706
09/12/2020 30 0 1155 8 1193
10/12/2020 7 0 725 6 738
11/12/2020 9 0 658 6 673
12/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
14/12/2020 0 0 0 1 1
15/12/2020 1 0 289 7 297
16/12/2020 2 0 907 2 911
17/12/2020 0 0 2 2 4
18/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
20/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
21/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
22/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
23/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
24/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
25/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
27/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
28/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
29/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
30/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2020 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
02/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
03/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
04/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
05/01/2021 0 0 48 0 48
06/01/2021 0 0 175 6 181
07/01/2021 2 0 153 0 155
08/01/2021 2 0 288 1 291
09/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
10/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
11/01/2021 0 0 0 1 1
12/01/2021 1 0 438 3 442
13/01/2021 0 0 144 1 145
14/01/2021 1 0 179 4 184
15/01/2021 3 0 313 2 318
16/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
17/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
18/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
19/01/2021 3 0 299 3 305
20/01/2021 4 0 117 2 121
21/01/2021 4 0 295 0 299
22/01/2021 1 0 192 0 193
23/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
26/01/2021 1 0 291 0 292
27/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
28/01/2021 0 0 402 2 404
29/01/2021 2 0 153 17 172
30/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
31/01/2021 0 0 0 0 0
01/02/2021 0 0 0 4 4
02/02/2021 2 0 319 4 325
03/02/2021 1 0 269 3 272
04/02/2021 1 0 159 2 161
05/02/2021 3 0 347 1 351
06/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
07/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
08/02/2021 0 0 42 2 44
09/02/2021 2 0 302 6 310
10/02/2021 0 0 495 2 497
11/02/2021 1 0 302 2 305
12/02/2021 3 0 281 0 284
13/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
14/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
15/02/2021 0 0 2 4 6
16/02/2021 0 0 301 0 301
17/02/2021 0 0 136 1 137
18/02/2021 0 0 183 3 186
19/02/2021 0 0 309 3 312
20/02/2021 0 0 269 0 269
21/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
22/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
23/02/2021 0 0 318 5 323
24/02/2021 0 0 138 2 140
25/02/2021 0 0 295 3 298
26/02/2021 5 0 369 0 374
27/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
28/02/2021 0 0 0 0 0
01/03/2021 0 0 1 0 1
02/03/2021 2 0 364 2 368
03/03/2021 0 0 0 1 1
04/03/2021 2 0 182 4 188
05/03/2021405150519
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08/03/202100044
09/03/2021003600360
10/03/2021001881189
11/03/2021002772279
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15/03/202100011
16/03/2021003440344
17/03/202100022
18/03/2021004514455
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29/01/2021 - technical issue with screening service data for 27 January

Due to a process issue, the daily results for staff and students using our screening service on 27 January have been combined with the figures reported for 28 January.

About our asymptomatic screening service

We know how important it is to be vigilant about the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Cardiff. We have introduced a number of extra safety measures to help minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. Essential to this strategy is our decision to offer a programme of ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) screening to all students and staff who are asymptomatic (showing no signs or symptoms of the virus).

All students and staff who are asymptomatic will have the opportunity to take a saliva test shortly after arriving on campus. Anyone who is displaying symptoms, or who receives a positive or inconclusive test result through our screening service, is advised to self-isolate, inform the University they are doing so, and asked to arrange an NHS test. Find out more about our screening service.