ANOTHER 11 people have died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for Covid-19 as the number of people in Britain who received the first dose of a vaccine passed ten million, according to the latest figures.

One more death was recorded in Oxford, two in South Oxfordshire, three in Vale of White Horse, and five in Cherwell.

This takes the total number of people lost to the virus in Oxfordshire to 645.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Wednesday there were 142 new cases in the county, almost double from the ones recorded on Tuesday.

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These were the numbers for the past 24 hours by local authority:

l Oxford – 53

l South Oxfordshire – 22

l West Oxfordshire – 19

l Vale of White Horse – 19

l Cherwell – 29

The total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic started are:

l Oxford – 8,404

l Oxfordshire – 29,966

Public Health England confirmed that the UK has recorded a further 1,322 Covid-related deaths in the latest reporting period, down by 127 from Tuesday's numbers.

The UK also recorded 19,202 new positive cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only as some people who have the virus are not tested.

The UK’s coronavirus reproduction number, which estimates the growth rate of the pandemic, currently remains at between 0.7 and 1.1 according to the latest estimate.

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