THERE have been no Covid-19 deaths in Oxfordshire in the past 24 hours for a tenth day in a row, the latest official figures show.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Monday, there were 34 new cases recorded in the county – a decline of ten from Monday.

The rate of infection in Oxfordshire now stands at 4,752 cases per 100,000 people.

This is lower than the England average of 6,695.

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These were the numbers for the past 24 hours by local authority:

l Oxford – 6

l South Oxfordshire – 5

l West Oxfordshire – 12

l Vale of White Horse – 5

l Cherwell – 6

The total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic started are:

l Oxford – 9,209

l Oxfordshire – 32,868

The UK has recorded a further 112 Covid-related deaths and 5,379 new cases, Public Health England confirmed.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

Between 13 March 2021 and 19 March 2021, 3,077 went into hospital after contracting the virus.

This shows a decrease of 21.5 per cent compared to the previous seven days.

More than 28 million people have now received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.