ONE person has died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours as more than 16 million people received their first dose of a vaccine.

The death recorded in Oxford takes the total number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 691.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Thursday, there were 89 new cases in the county.

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 – 22

l South Oxfordshire – 24

l West Oxfordshire – 7

l Vale of White Horse – 16

l Cherwell – 20

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

l Oxford – 8,811

l Oxfordshire – 31,397

Separate data from NHS England revealed that two new coronavirus deaths have 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.

The trust recorded 16 deaths in the past week, up from 15 the week before.

Public Health England confirmed that the UK has recorded a further 454 Covid-related deaths and 12,057 new cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only.

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