POSITIVE cases of coronavirus have risen by almost 700 in the UK since yesterday.

As of 9am, 56,221 people have been tested in the UK, of which 2,626 were confirmed positive.

This is up from 1,950 yesterday.

The latest confirmed number of deaths will be announced later today, with the figure currently standing at 60.

Oxfordshire currently has 25 confirmed cases of Covid-19.