The number of students who may have tested positive for coronavirus while at university but were still registered at doctors’ at their home address, inflating the Covid-19 statistics for their home area.
We do not hold this information.
Between 1 September and 9 December 2020
What proportion of positive Covid-19 test results listed for individuals aged 18-22 in your local authority were based on tests taken in a different county or area?
8.3% (Numerator = number of cases with a testing centre ID outside of Devon, excluding care home tests and home kits; Denominator = number of all cases with a test centre ID excluding care home tests and home kits)
What proportion of positive Covid-19 test results listed for individuals aged 18-22 your local authority did not include data on where the test was taken?
47% (01 September to 09 December 2020)
If you have made any assessment of your own on the number of students whose positive test results may be affecting your authority, despite them being at university outside of your authority, please include this.
During the 01 September and the 09 of December approximately 50% of cases in Exeter (LTLA) were University Students.