TWO more people have died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

One person died in Oxford and the other in South Oxfordshire.

The deaths were announced in the Government's daily update today.

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Every day, Public Health England reveals the number of people who have died within 28 days of a positive test result.

Separate NHS data showed there were no new deaths at any of the hospitals in the county.

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So the two people either passed away at a house or in a care home.

The virus claimed the lives of four other victims over the weekend.

However the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall across the county.

The number of coronavirus cases on Tuesday:

  • Oxford – 25
  • Oxfordshire – 76
  • South East – 1,214
  • UK – 9,854

In Oxfordshire, 9,859 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am yesterday.

The number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test today:

  • Oxford – 1
  • Oxfordshire – 2
  • South East - 42
  • UK – 608

This brings the total of people who have died after 28 days of a positive test to:

  • Oxford – 42
  • Oxfordshire – 309
  • South East – 5,768
  • UK – 48,941

The rate of infection in the county now stands at 1,425 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 2,354.