COVID-19 case numbers

Confirmed cases of Aberystwyth University students who have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We aim to update this page by midday each working day with correct figure as at 9am on the day in question. New cases over the weekend will be included in the Monday data.

Last updated: 26/10/2020, 9am

Daily new confirmed cases

We have around 8,000 students. The data we have included here is for Aberystwyth University students wherever they are currently living.

The figures below are based on the University’s monitoring system which has been developed and established in co-operation with relevant partners. Cases are reported to us on the basis of positive tests. These figures are the responsibility of the University and are likely to reflect a different reporting period to the official Public Health Wales statistics. Numbers of cases among staff are not currently reported because of the risk of identifying the individuals affected, however it is possible that some students included in our figures are also members of University staff.

Daily Cases


New student cases

26 October 2020


The data listed for each day is new confirmed cases for the previous 24 hour period and does not include cases from any previous days.

Cumulative Cases

Total cases reported to the University since the start of September:



4 September 2020 – 26 October 2020


The University will not be confirming any further details about affected students in the interest of confidentiality.

All relevant public health information, including regular updates, can be found at on the Welsh Government’s website and through Public Health Wales.  

University Support

Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community here in Aberystwyth. We’re working closely with the Ceredigion Contact Tracing team, and we are supporting all those affected by this awful virus. 

We have taken comprehensive steps to adapt our campus and our teaching and learning to protect the health and wellbeing of students, staff and the wider community.  We are working alongside our partners in Hywel Dda Health Board, Public Health Wales, Ceredigion County Council and others to implement any steps identified to reduce the risk of further transmission locally. 

We recognise this is a difficult and unprecedented time for many students, and we and the Students’ Union have a range of support services available to help them. These include:

Getting a Test

If you have symptoms (high temperature, new continuous cough, loss or change to sense of smell/ taste):

  • Self-isolate immediately;
  • Notify the University by logging into your student record (, click on the Personal tab and choose Report COVID-19 symptoms from the drop-down menu
  • Request a test;
  • If you receive positive test result, the Ceredigion Contact Tracing team will contact you.  You can share details of your movements with the team in confidence.

If you don’t have symptoms:

  • Keep at least 2m away from others – if you are already infected this will keep others safe;
  • Wear a face-covering within any public buildings;
  • Know who you are with – this could be vital for contact tracing to prevent further spread of Covid-19.

If you are identified as a contact:

  • You will be called by the Ceredigion Contact Tracing team;
  • Please follow their requirements carefully – and self-isolate.