NEW figures show 2,072 people in Oxfordshire have tested positive for coronavirus.

The figures, released tonight, came as NHS England announced that there have been 85 new coronavirus deaths in hospitals in England. There are not thought to have been any new recorded deaths in the county, however.

This brings the total number of deaths in England up to 26,614.

The Department of Health said that as of 9am this morning, there had been 4,285,738 tests, with 115,725 tests on May 30.

Of these tests, 274,762 people have tested positive.

As of 5pm yesterday, of those tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, 38,489 have died.

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick led the daily briefing yesterday where he said that the next review of shielding measures would take place in the week commencing June 15 and officials will consider the next steps of the programme ‘more generally’ beyond June 30.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that competitive sport can resume behind closed doors from tomorrow.

He said football, tennis, horseracing, Formula 1, cricket, golf, rugby, snooker and others are all set to return to our screens shortly, once measures were in place.

He told the daily briefing: “That includes a screening process for coronavirus symptoms at the venue, a one-way system for people and vehicles, minimising the use of dressing rooms and of course maintaining social distancing.”