The number of coronavirus cases in West Oxfordshire increased by 113 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 14,038 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in West Oxfordshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 10 (Friday), up from 13,925 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in West Oxfordshire now stands at 12,561 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 16,078.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 58,184 over the period, to 10,719,165.

However, there were no new coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in West Oxfordshire.

The dashboard shows 133 people had died in the area by December 10 (Friday) – which was unchanged from Thursday.

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

They were among 18,903 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, so some areas might see their figures revised down.

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 87,039 people had received both jabs by December 9 (Thursday) – 82% of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

Across England, 81% 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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