THREE more deaths linked to coronavirus have been recorded in Oxfordshire.

The deaths happened in the seven days up to April 23 but have only just been officially recorded on the Government database.

Nobody has died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test result in Oxfordshire since March 30.

This means that the three people who died did not have a positive coronavirus test in the weeks leading up to their death, but Covid-19 is still mentioned as one of the causes on their death certificate.

The data is published weekly by the ONS, NRS and NISRA and takes at least 11 days to be revealed because it is based on death registrations.

Yesterday, 27 people in the UK died within 28 days of a positive test result and 263 other deaths where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate were also recorded.

As it is, there are 1,285 patients in hospital in the UK who have tested positive for coronavirus. Of those, 181 are on ventilation.

At Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, two patients were admitted to hospital yesterday, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive and are currently in hospital in the county to 10. Of those, one person is on ventilation.

At Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, there are no patients who have tested positive for the virus at any community or mental health hospitals in Oxfordshire.

In a daily update, PHE also revealed that 23 people had tested positive for Covid-19 in Oxfordshire.

Here is the latest number of cases in Oxfordshire:

  • Oxford - 8
  • Vale of White Horse - 6
  • Cherwell - 6
  • West Oxfordshire - 1
  • South Oxfordshire - 2
  • Oxfordshire - 23
  • South East - 195
  • England - 1,906