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

The deaths recorded in Oxford and in South Oxfordshire take the total number of people who have died from the virus in the county to 703.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Tuesday, there were 70 new cases in the county – only three less from Monday's numbers.

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

Oxford – 22

South Oxfordshire – 19

West Oxfordshire – 2

Vale of White Horse – 9

Cherwell – 18

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

Oxford – 8,937

Oxfordshire – 31,788

Separate data from NHS England revealed that one 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.

That was an increase of one compared to Sunday, when there were 471.

It means there have been 17 deaths in the past week, up from 14 last week.

Public Health England confirmed that the UK has recorded a further 548 Covid-related deaths and 8,489 new cases.

The Government figures include confirmed cases only.