Oxfordshire has now gone almost two weeks since recording a patient dying from coronavirus in its hospitals.

A further 115 people, who tested positive for Covid-19 were reported today to have died in England's hospital bringing the total number of confirmed deaths there to 27,159.

Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old, with five of the 115 patients (aged between 53 and 97) having no known underlying health condition.

Oxfordshire hospitals, however, continued to report no new fatalities from the virus.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the John Radcliffe Hospital and Banbury’s Horton General Hospital, has recorded 177 virus deaths, with the most recent announced on May 22.

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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has reported 22 deaths.

All figures are measured as of 5pm on Wednesday.

Across the whole UK a further 176 deaths were reported today taking the official death toll to 39,904.

Lab-confirmed cases stood at 281,661 as of 9am on Thursday, with a further 1,805 announced today.

In Oxfordshire there have been 2,084 positive tests, with the infection rate at 303.1 per 100,000 people. This is a slight increase in the rate from Wednesday.

Globally there have been more than 6.5 million cases confirmed of coronavirus, with 1.8 million in the US alone.

The UK has the fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases.

This is measured by Johns Hopkins University which has been monitoring the outbreak since January via an online map.