THERE have been no Covid-19 deaths in Oxfordshire for nearly two weeks, the latest figures show.

Cases in the county, however, have tripled in just a day.

According to the Government’s website, as of 4pm on Monday there were 27 new cases recorded in Oxfordshire, compared with the nine recorded on Sunday.

It comes as comes as lockdown restrictions eased yesterday, with shoppers flocking to Oxfordshire's non-essential shops, beauty salons, barber shops and gyms.

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

l Oxford – 6

l South Oxfordshire – 5

l Vale of White Horse – 7

The latest numbers for West Oxfordshire and Cherwell were not available on the Government’s website yesterday.

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

l Oxford – 9,392

l Oxfordshire – 33,414

One patient who has tested positive for the virus was admitted at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the last 24 hours.

Overall, the UK has recorded a further 13 Covid-related deaths and 3,568 new cases, Public Health England confirmed.

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.