43 students test positive for Covid-19 at the University of East Anglia

A drop off point at the UEA where students can leave swab tests. Credit: ITV ANGLIA

A total of 43 students have tested positive for Covid-19 at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

The university has been using its own swab tests with students getting results within 24 hours.

30 of the students who've tested positive live on campus with 13 living elsewhere in the city.

Our own testing initiative scheme, working in partnership with the Earlham Institute has helped to identify more than three quarters of the students who have tested positive on campus, which demonstrates the importance of testing and making campus safer for everyone.

UEA spokesperson

The university says it is following government guideline on households isolating and that it has around 100 students self-isolating on campus.

Cambridge University also told ITV News Anglia that there have been 11 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the institution. This includes staff and students. They say all students required to isolate are being supported by their respective College.