COVID-19 report, 11 June

11 June 2021

The infection curve is heading steadily down at Uppsala University and no new cases have been reported in the past week.

"So far this week, we haven’t registered a single case, and last week only four cases were noted in the University’s self-reporting system,” says Chief Security Officer Fredrik Blomqvist, Uppsala University’s coronavirus coordinator.

Reminder to international students and visiting researchers:

To make an appointment for vaccination, call 018-617 35 00.

Infection status report

To summarise the infection situation, as of 10 June, there have been 968 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Uppsala University since the start of the 2020 autumn semester.

This figure breaks down as follows:

  • 747 Bachelor’s and Master’s students – an increase of 1 cases 
  • 15 doctoral students – no increase
  • 206 members of staff – an increase of 3 cases 

If you are confirmed infected with COVID-19, the Communicable Diseases Act requires you to inform people who have been in your proximity and whom you may have infected.
Uppsala University has created an online procedure to help you do this anonymously.

If you are confirmed infected with COVID-19, it is very important that you make sure to stay at home: Do not go to campus, exam rooms or work. And keep up to date with the current rules of conduct.

Breakdown by disciplinary domain

The 747 Bachelor’s and Master’s students confirmed infected are distributed across the disciplinary domains as follows (change from previous week in parentheses):

  • Hum/Sam – 299 (+1) confirmed cases
  • Med/Farm – 313 (+/-0) confirmed cases
  • Tek/Nat – 135 (+/-0) confirmed cases

Managing confirmed infections in education

When an infection is confirmed, the disciplinary domain concerned deals with the question of whether teaching should continue to be conducted on campus (if that is currently being done) or whether there is reason to switch to online education. Region Uppsala carries out contact tracing and contacts the individuals deemed necessary in view of the contacts reported by the infected person. The University has no responsibility for this process.

Information concerning international students and staff 

International employees and students who need to have a COVID-19 test cannot make an appointment via 1177. 
Anyone in this group should call (Region Uppsala) 018-617 35 64 to make an appointment.
The number in Region Gotland is 0498-26 89 31.

Number of cases in Region Uppsala and Region Gotland

Number of people confirmed infected in Region Uppsala: Week 20 (17 May - 23 May) – 487, week 21 (24 May – 30 May) – 272 and week 22 (31 May – 6 June) – 399.

Number of people confirmed infected in Region Gotland: Week 20 (17 May - 23 May) – 69, week 21 (24 May - 30 May) – 28 and week 22 (31 May – 6 June) – 23.
Source: Public Health Agency of Sweden

Number of people vaccinated in Uppsala County 

On 10 June, 168,922 residents (+24,905) had received their first dose of vaccine and 54,306 (+3,935) of these had also received their second dose.

Number of people vaccinated in Gotland County

In week 22 (31 May – 6 June), 39,972 residents had received vaccine and of these had 13,400 received their second dose.