OXFORDSHIRE has recorded zero Covid-19 deaths as the UK recorded its highest death toll since the middle of April.

In addition, official figures show that as of 4pm on Tuesday a total of 57 new coronavirus cases were registered in the county.

These come to nine less than those recorded on Monday.

These are the daily cases separated by local authorities:

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Oxford – 19

South Oxfordshire – 12

Cherwell – 12

West Oxfordshire – 5

Vale of White Horse – 9

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

Oxford – 9,977

Oxfordshire – 35,344

The UK has recorded a further 27 Covid-related deaths and 11,625 new cases with 225 patients admitted to hospital, Public Health England confirmed.

Currently, four patients with Covid-19 are being treated in hospitals in Oxfordshire, with two of them on ventilation.

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.