COVID cases are rising in every part of Oxfordshire with a 'noticeable increase' in transmission outside of the young adults.

The county recorded 1,111 new cases in the seven days to November 6 , if Oxford University's 146 positive tests during with the rate of infection per 100,000 people going up in every district.

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

  • Oxford - 56
  • Oxfordshire - 171
  • UK - 22,950

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started;

  • Oxford - 2,551
  • Oxfordshire - 8,491
  • UK - 1,256,725

Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire’s director for public health, said: “These figures don’t mean lockdown isn’t working – it’s just that it is far too early for any impact to have been seen in the statistics just yet.

"We were expecting to see cases continue to rise given that only a short period has elapsed since the start of lockdown. However, the further rise in cases in Oxfordshire does emphasise the need for people to abide by the lockdown rules in a collective effort to drive down cases.

“Apart from rising cases, there is a noticeable increase in transmission through the various age groups – not just in the 18-24-year-old age group, which was the case earlier in the autumn.”

He added: “There’s been a lot in the news about a vaccine in recent days. That’s a welcome development but for the immediate future it doesn’t change the way we should behave in any way.”