NO new deaths from coronavirus were recorded or published for Oxfordshire today.

During the pandemic until now, NHS England has been releasing daily figures for new deaths for every hospital trust in the country.

However, as infection rates and death rates continue to drop, managers took a new decision today to stop publishing daily figures for those areas which had no new deaths recorded, and Oxfordshire was among them.

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The total number of deaths recorded at hospitals run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust now stands at 177.

The total number of deaths recorded at facilities run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – which looks after patients in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties – is 22.

Across the whole of England yesterday, a further 183 deaths were recorded, brining the total to 26,049.

Patients were aged between 43 and 101 years old.

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The NHS said the families of all those who had died had been informed.

Two of the 183 patients, who were aged 81 and 91, had no known underlying health condition.

The English region with the highest number of deaths in the latest statistic is the North West, with 44 deaths recorded, while the South East had 17.

The total number of laboratory test-confirmed cases in the UK now stands at 267,240.

The total number of deaths across the whole UK is now 37,460.