SIX more people have died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for Covid-19.

Two deaths were recorded in South Oxfordshire, one in West Oxfordshire, one in Vale of White Horse and two in Cherwell.

These take the total number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 688.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Tuesday, there were 58 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 – 14

l South Oxfordshire – 5

l West Oxfordshire – 9

l Vale of White Horse – 12

l Cherwell – 18

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

l Oxford – 8,771

l Oxfordshire – 31,219

Separate data from NHS England revealed that one new coronavirus death had been recorded at the Oxford Trust in the latest 24-hour period.

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 799 Covid-related deaths and 10,625 new cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only.