THE number of recorded coronavirus cases in Oxfordshire has increased by four over the last 24 hours, official figures show.

Public Health England figures show that 3,260 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Tuesday, August 4 in Oxford.

The figure is up from 3,256 the same time on Monday.

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 Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Oxfordshire now stands at 471 cases per 100,000 people.

This is in line with the England average of 469.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 670 over the period, to 306,293.

Oxfordshire's cases were among the 35,639 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 46 over the period.

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

On Tuesday we revealed the hotspots for coronavirus deaths in Oxfordshire.

Updated interactive data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes all deaths where Covid-19 was the underlying cause, or was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor, between March 1 and June 30.