Official figures show that as of 4pm today, a total of 49 new coronavirus cases were registered in the county.

This is a rise from the 21 cases recorded on Wednesday.

These are the daily cases separated by local authorities:

Oxford – 21

South Oxfordshire – 5

Cherwell – 8

West Oxfordshire – 7

Vale of White Horse – 8

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

Oxford – 9,791

Oxfordshire – 34,687

UK – 4,542,986

The UK has recorded a further seven deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on June 10 and 7,393 new cases with 1,048 patients in hospital with coronavirus on June 8, 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 40,886,878 people in the UK had been given a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine while 28,857,102 people had been given a second dose.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says ministers are ‘absolutely open’ to delaying the June 21 unlocking in England if the Indian variant spreads.

There is still uncertainty over plans to lift the last of the UK's lockdown restrictions on June 21 as planned.

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