Official figures show that as of 4pm on Saturday, a total of 72 new coronavirus cases were registered in the county.

This is a rise from the 14 cases recorded on Friday.

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These are the daily cases separated by local authorities:

Oxford – 20

South Oxfordshire – 21

Cherwell – 11

West Oxfordshire – 12

Vale of White Horse - 8

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

Oxford – 9,918

Oxfordshire – 35,160

UK – 4,620,968

The UK has recorded a further 14 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for coronavirus reported on June 19 and 10,321 new cases with 1,316 patients in hospital with coronavirus on June 17, Public Health England confirmed.

More than 700,000 Covid-19 jabs were booked on the day the NHS vaccination programme was opened up to people aged 18 to 20.

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People in England made 721,469 appointments through the national booking service on Friday, more than 30,000 an hour or more than eight every second.

NHS England said this does not include appointments made through local GP-led vaccination services, or people getting jabbed at walk-in centres.

Everyone aged 18 and over is being urged to arrange a jab if they have not yet had one, as the health service enters the final push to protect the country against the virus.

Public Health England said there has been a 79 per cent rise in one week in cases of the Delta variant, first identified in India, with the increase being driven by younger age groups.

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