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

The deaths were recorded in West Oxfordshire and in Cherwell.

These take the total number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 690.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Wednesday, there were 89 new cases in the county – a rise of 31 from Tuesday.

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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.

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

l Oxford – 18

l South Oxfordshire – 17

l West Oxfordshire – 8

l Vale of White Horse – 14

l Cherwell – 32

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

l Oxford – 8,789

l Oxfordshire – 31,308

Separate data from NHS England revealed that three new coronavirus deaths 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 738 Covid-related deaths and 12,718 new cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only.

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