October 29, 2020 Keio University Infection Response Center for COVID-19
Keio University has until now desisted from publicly announcing the number of people who received a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) from the perspective of safeguarding personal information. With the start of the Fall Semester in October, face-to-face classes are now taking place and the number of occasions that students come to the university campuses is increasing. Consequently, an increase in the risk of community-acquired infections and close contact situations when commuting to the university or during on- and off-campus activities is to be expected.
The university has therefore decided to publicly announce the cumulative total of people reported to have tested positive and further instill the need for its faculty, staff, and students to remain alert in addition to strengthening university-wide infection control measures. The figures announced are the cumulative totals of people who tested positive among faculty and staff members and students. The accompanying graph shows the fluctuation in reported cases since March. No cluster outbreaks have been observed at Keio University.
Number of people reported to have tested positive as of Oct. 27, 2020 (cumulative total)
Faculty and staff members 3 people Students 40 people
*Figures do not include people belonging to the School of Medicine and Keio University Hospital or the affiliated schools. *We ask for your understanding and consideration to respect the human rights and personal information of anyone who has caught COVID-19 and the members of their family. *Keio University will continue to thoroughly implement measures to prevent the spread of infections on campus.