“Although these figures are high, we know the number of unreported cases is higher than earlier in the pandemic. We believe this is partly because of changes in the procedures for when and how individuals are supposed to take a test,” says Fredrik Blomqvist, Chief Security Officer at Uppsala University.

Antigen tests are being used much more widely for self-diagnosis confirming infection, which is fully in line with current recommendations.

“Despite high numbers of unreported cases, we will continue with self-reporting until the government issues new recommendations. The government has indicated that the current recommendations will be revised in week 6 (7–13 February). We therefore ask students and staff with COVID-19 infections confirmed by an antigen test or a PCR test to continue to self-report to the University.”

Report if you have received a COVID-19 diagnosis so that the University can take measures to reduce the risk of infection.