ANOTHER 17 Covid-19 deaths have been announced in Oxfordshire as the UK records its largest daily death toll ever.

According to the Government's website, as of 4.35pm on Tuesday, these were the number of new cases in 24 hours by local authority:

Oxford - 116

South Oxfordshire - 56

West Oxfordshire - 30

Vale of White Horse - 56

Cherwell - 66

Oxfordshire recorded the shocking number of 17 deaths, seven of which are in Cherwell, five in West Oxfordshire, three in South Oxfordshire and two in Vale of the White Horse.

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No deaths took place in Oxford.

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started:

Oxford - 7,447

Oxfordshire - 26,622

Public Health England confirmed that there have been 33,355 new cases and 1,610 deaths in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

This brings the total number of people who have died from Covid-19 to 91,470.

The previous biggest high came on Wednesday last week, when 1,564 people died in one day.

The UK now has the highest death rate from the virus of any country in the world as it overtook the Czech Republic, which had held the top spot since January 11, according to data from University of Oxford.

A total of 4,266,577 people have now received the first dose of a jab, as NHS services now move to vaccinate people over-70s and the clinically extremely vulnerable.