ONE person has died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for Covid-19, as more than 15 million people have received the first dose of a vaccine in the UK.

The death, which was recorded in Cherwell, takes the total number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 682.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Monday, there were 67 new cases in the county with local numbers continuing to decline.

The rate of infection in Oxfordshire now stands at 4,505 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 6,301.

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

l Oxford – 20

l South Oxfordshire – 7

l West Oxfordshire – 8

l Vale of White Horse – 13

l Cherwell – 19

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

l Oxford – 8,757

l Oxfordshire – 31,161

Separate data from NHS England revealed that three new coronavirus deaths had been recorded at the Oxford Trust over the weekend.

Daily death counts are revised every day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death. This means that some of the deaths that were first recorded in the latest period may actually have taken place days earlier.

Public Health England confirmed that the UK has recorded a further 230 Covid-related deaths in the latest reporting period and 9,765 new positive cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only.