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Sheffield University outbreak: Panic as hundreds of students test positive for coronavirus

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In the latest update, 474 students have tested positive for coronavirus.

It comes after a major outbreak was announced at Northumbria University with more than 700 students testing positive.

Out of the 770 students that tested positive for the potentially deadly virus it is understood that just 78 of the cases are symptomatic.

The latest outbreak comes after the weekly rate of coronavirus cases soard in dozens of areas in England, following the addition of nearly 16,000 cases that went unreported because of a technical error.

The issue meant there was a delay in efforts by the NHS Test and Trace to find the contacts of those who tested positive for COVID-19.

Earlier today, Boris Johnson was unable to say how many contacts of positive coronavirus cases had been missed.

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