FOR the first time in more than a month a new coronavirus death has been reported at Oxfordshire's hospitals.

In NHS England’s daily figures today one patient death was recorded at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the John Radcliffe.

Despite being included in the update, however, the patient's death was registered on July 5 and has only now been included in the official figures.

A note with the data warns there can be a delay in some deaths being added.

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Cases are only included when a positive Covid-19 test result is received, or a death certificate confirmed with Covid-19 mentioned.

Before this the trust's death toll, which now stands at 182, had not increased since June 30.

The Oxfordshire patient was one of a further six people who tested positive for coronavirus who were announced to have died as of 4pm on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 29,425.

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Patients were aged between 46 and 96 years old and all had known underlying health conditions.

It comes as the global number of Covid-19 cases officially reached 20 million this morning, according to Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring the virus since January.

There have also been more 734,000 deaths worldwide with the US has suffering the most fatalities at 163,331.