MORE cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at Winchester University, bringing the total number to five.

The university said on Wednesday that in the past 24 hours two more students have tested positive for Covid-19.

Three students who previously tested positive have completed their self-isolation and have recovered.

A post from the university’s intranet seen by the Chronicle says that the cases are “unrelated”.

The post continues: “We are continuing to work closely with NHS Test and Trace, Public Health England and our local authority partners.

“We are communicating directly with those who need to change their actions. If you do not hear from the university or from NHS Track and Trace there is no need to change your behaviour at this stage.

“The university remains open with students and staff, who have not been advised to self-isolate, attending as normal. Measures are in place to help keep the campus safe.”

The University of Southampton has said they have 18 confirmed “active” coronavirus cases (as of October 15) “of which 9 are in University halls of residence and 9 are in private rented accommodation.”

There are zero reported staff cases. It is not known whether any of the cases are from the Winchester School of Art, which is run by the university.

Winchester, along with rest of Hampshire, is currently in the Tier One (Medium Alert) Covid-19 Category.

In Tier 1 area, social gatherings are limited to six people and pubs, bars and restaurants have a 10pm curfew.

Winchester University has been contacted for a comment.