ANOTHER 15 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Oxfordshire.

Public Health England, which publishes daily figures, shows as of 9am there were 3,317 positive tests in the county.

The infection rate, expressed as cases per 100,000 people, is currently 479.6 for Oxfordshire.

There have also now been 935 cases of Covid-19 in Oxford, with an infection rate of 613.3.

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.

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

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Across the UK, a further 1,009 positive tests for the virus were confirmed today.

A new death was recorded at the county's hospitals on Tuesday.

It was the first increase in Oxford University Hospitals death toll since June 30.

Though the patient's death was only added to the confirmed NHS England data on August 11, the death was initially registered on July 5.

Another 77 deaths were added to the UK's official death toll today, bringing the total to 46,706.

Globally there have now been 743,599 coronavirus deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University which has been monitoring the outbreak via an online dashboard since January.

The UK's current death toll is the fourth highest in the world, with India fifth with just over 46,000 deaths.