OXFORDSHIRE has recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since mid-February as cases across the UK jumped by nearly 40 per cent in 24 hours.

In addition, official figures show that as of 4pm on Wednesday a total of 89 new coronavirus cases were registered in the county.

These come to 41 more than those recorded on Monday.

These are the daily cases separated by local authorities:

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Oxford – 20

South Oxfordshire – 16

Cherwell – 26

West Oxfordshire – 15

Vale of White Horse – 12

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

Oxford – 9,997

Oxfordshire – 35,433

The UK has recorded a further 19 Covid-related deaths and 16,135 new cases with 211 patients in 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.