THERE have been no new Covid-19 cases across Oxfordshire in the last 24 hours for the first time in almost a year according to the latest Government data.

Official figures show that as of 4pm on Tuesday, the county registered zero new coronavirus cases, which is the first time this has happened since June.

In addition, no new deaths were again recorded of people with a recent positive test of Covid-19, making it seven weeks since someone lost their life to the virus in the county.

The rate of infection in the county now stands at 4,924 cases per 100,000 people, lower than the England average of 6,910.

On Monday, there were seven new cases in Oxfordshire, however, West Oxfordshire recorded no cases.

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

l Oxford – 9,595

l Oxfordshire – 34,055

l UK – 127,691

Currently, there are no patients with coronavirus in any hospitals in Oxfordshire.

The UK has recorded a further seven Covid-related deaths and 2,412 new cases, Public Health England confirmed.

The health body recently changed the way it records the figures.

Cases identified through a positive lateral flow test – those which can deliver results within half an hour – will no longer be counted if the person then takes a PCR test, which is sent to a lab to be checked, and receives a negative result within three days.

The latest data shows that nearly 70 per cent of the population has received their first dose of a vaccine and 39 per cent have received their second.