Covid-19 Statistics

This page contains the latest numbers relating to Covid-19 at the University. It includes high level totals on positive cases provided by NHS Grampian; details of support being provided within our student body; and details of on-campus activities that have been taking place.

This page is updated each Friday afternoon, and unless otherwise identified will cover the preceding 7 days running from Friday to Thursday.

This page was last updated on Friday 30th October 2020 and covers the period from Friday 23rd October – Thursday 29th October.  

Positive Cases

The total number of positive cases of Covid-19 identified within the student population at the University of Aberdeen is 280. This is the total number of registered students who have tested positive for Covid-19 since 23 September 2020.

Over the past 7 days (from the previous Friday-Thursday) 10 new cases have been identified within the student population at the University. Please note, if the number of cases is less than 5 within the University e.g. in the staff community, this figure will not be detailed for GDPR reasons.

Student Support

Over the last week we have distributed 41 free grocery boxes to students isolating in our Halls. In total we have now distributed 477 grocery boxes. 

We have also made over 160 support calls to students isolating, regardless of their location over the past week.

On-Campus Engagements

Over the past week there have been 5,964 unique visits to our Libraries (The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Taylor Law Library and Medical Library). This figure may include multiple visits by the same individual but excludes those only visiting the Hardback Café in the Sir Duncan Rice Library. 

Over the past week 857 on-campus, in-person, teaching events have taken place.

Further Resources

More detailed information on Covid-19 cases can be found on the Public Health Scotland Website. Detailed breakdowns on cases by region are also available from the BBC or by visiting