The University reports 34 confirmed cases of COVID-19 last week, 23 among students and 11 among employees. So far this week, eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been registered. 

Region Uppsala reports that the impact of COVID-19 on the region’s health services remains slight. 

This week, the regional health authority appeals to anyone who has symptoms to have a PCR test at one of the authority’s testing stations. If you use an alternative test method that turns up a positive result, the health authority would like you to supplement this test with a fresh PCR test at one of the regional testing stations. This is to enable contact tracing, which is not possible if you use alternative test methods.   

In virtually all cases, individuals who contract COVID-19 and need hospital care have not been fully vaccinated. The health authority therefore continues to urge everyone to take their responsibility and go to the vaccination centre to receive their injections so as to acquire a high level of protection against COVID-19.  

Infection status report

The infection situation in brief is as follows: as of 17 September there have been 1052 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Uppsala University since the start of the 2020 autumn semester.

This figure breaks down as follows:

  • 804 students (+23)

  • 248 employees (+11)

Beginning in the 2021 autumn semester, the statistics for doctoral students are included in the statistics for employees.