THERE have been no new deaths from coronavirus recorded in Oxfordshire all week.

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

Earlier this week, as infection rates and death rates were continuing to drop, managers took the decision to stop publishing the daily figures for areas where no new deaths were recorded and Oxfordshire was among them.

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So, the figures could be corrected but as it stands, there has been no new deaths published or recorded in hospitals run by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or its neighbouring trust Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The number of deaths recorded at both stands at 199.

Across the whole of England yesterday another 149 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died – bringing the total number of confirmed deaths in hospitals to 26,383.

Those who died were aged between 35 and 101 years old.

Only 11 of the 149 patients, aged 70 and 95, had underlying health conditions.

In the South East region 19 people died.

The total number of deaths across the whole of the UK is now 37,837.