ANOTHER four cases of coronavirus in Oxfordshire have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

Public Health England figures show that 3,268 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Thursday in Oxfordshire, up from 3,264 the same time on Wednesday.

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 first stage of the Government's mass testing programme.

The rate of infection in Oxfordshire now stands at 473 cases per 100,000 people, in line with the England average of 472.

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In Oxford, there have been 913 confirmed cases and the city has an infection rate of 599.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 950 over the period, to 308,134. Oxfordshire's cases were among the 35,723 recorded across the South East, a figure which rose by 53 over the period.Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

No new deaths have been reported at Oxfordshire’s hospitals since June 30.

Globally, there have now been almost 19 million cases of the virus, with more than 700,000 deaths. The UK continues to report the fourth highest death toll in the world, with approximately 46,000.

It is behind the US, Brazil and Mexico, and ahead of India, which has just under 41,000 deaths.

This is according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring the outbreak since January.