THERE have been no Covid-19 deaths in Oxfordshire in the past 24 hours, making it a week since the last death was recorded in the county.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Wednesday, there were 22 new cases recorded in the county – six more than Tuesday's cases.

The rate of infection in Oxfordshire now stands at 4,823 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,784.

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

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l Oxford – 5

l South Oxfordshire – 8

l West Oxfordshire – 3

l Vale of White Horse – 3

l Cherwell – 6

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

l Oxford – 9,364

l Oxfordshire – 33,361

The UK has recorded a further 45 Covid-related deaths and 2,763 new cases, Public Health England confirmed.

This shows a decrease of 36.6 per cent in cases and 35.5 per cent in deaths compared to the previous week.

The health body is now including Pillar 2 tests – those carried out by commercial partners – alongside Pillar 1 tests, which are analysed in NHS or PHE laboratories and which made up the first stage of the Government’s mass testing programme.

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

The number of people who people who have received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine has reached nearly 32 million, while nearly 5.7 million have been given their second doses.