TWO people have died in Oxfordshire after testing positive for coronavirus.

It comes as the county records its lowest number of new Covid-19 cases since the start of 2021.

According to Public Health England, one person has died in Oxford within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test result.

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Another person died in South Oxfordshire.

Separate NHS data revealed there had been no new deaths at hospitals in Oxfordshire which means the victims of the virus died at home, a care home or hospice.

In a daily update, Public Health England also revealed there were 39 new coronavirus cases in Oxfordshire in the 24 hours leading up to 9am yesterday.

That's the lowest number of new cases recorded in the daily update all year. 

These were the latest cases:

  • Oxford – 14
  • South Oxfordshire – 3
  • West Oxfordshire – 7
  • Cherwell – 11
  • Vale of White Horse – 4
  • Oxfordshire – 39
  • South East – 986
  • England – 8,964
  • UK – 10,406

Across England, there are currently 1,233 patients with coronavirus on ventilation.

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At Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the trust responsible for the John Radcliffe, Churchill, Nuffield and Horton hospitals) 22 patients were admitted to hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive in hospital currently to 127.

Of those, 21 are on ventilation. 

At Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, no patients were admitted to community or mental health hospitals yesterday with the virus. The total number of positive patients stands at 20.

Of those, none are on ventilation.   


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