ALMOST 250 people have tested positive for coronavirus at the University of Reading, latest figures show.

A total of 247 students and staff have tested positive for the virus according to figures released on the university's online Covid-19 dashboard today (November 9).

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This is the running total of positive cases reported to the university by staff and students during the 20/21 academic year which began on September 28.

It includes cases that are no longer 'active'.

A total of 13 staff members have tested positive for Covid-19 and 234 students have tested positive too.

There has been one new case reported to the university in the last 24 hours.

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The weekly total, which gives an indication of the number of current 'active' cases, stands at 22.

The website also details what happens when a student or staff member tests positive and support and advice available for students who are self-isolating.