CORONAVIRUS cases have continued to rise across Oxfordshire, going up by almost 100 in 24 hours.

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According to Public Health England, as of 9am, these are the number of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours;

  • Oxford - 27
  • Oxfordshire - 92
  • UK - 17,234

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started;

  • Oxford - 1,600
  • Oxfordshire - 4,937
  • UK - 634,920

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

Across the UK a further 143 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

It takes the confirmed UK death toll to 43,018.

There have also been 343 people whose death certificate mentioned Covid-19 as one of the causes, registered in the week ending Friday, October 2, the most recent figures available.

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Another 655 people have been admitted to hospital with coronavirus, with 27 of these in the South East.

The region currently has 200 patients in hospital with the virus and 10 are in serious enough condition to need ventilation.

Globally, there have now been almost 38 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.

The death toll is more than a million, with the highest number of deaths in the US which has recorded 215,000.

The UK has the 12th highest number of positive tests and the fifth largest death toll.

This is according to Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring the pandemic via an online dashboard since January.