The number of coronavirus cases in West Oxfordshire increased by 143 when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 8 (Wednesday) – and one more death was recorded.

A total of 13,814 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in West Oxfordshire, up from 13,671 on Tuesday.

The rate of infection in West Oxfordshire now stands at 12,361 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 15,916.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 50,617 over the period, to 10,610,958.

There was also one more coronavirus death recorded in the latest 24-hour period in West Oxfordshire.

The dashboard shows 132 people had died in the area by December 8 (Wednesday) – up from 131 on Tuesday.

It means there have been two deaths in the past week, which is an increase on one the previous week.

They were among 18,877 deaths recorded across the South East.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in West Oxfordshire.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that more than four in five people in West Oxfordshire have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 86,935 people had received both jabs by December 7 (Tuesday) – 82 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81 per cent of people aged 12 and above had received a second dose of the jab.

Unlike at local level, the national rate was calculated using mid-2020 population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

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