The number of coronavirus cases in West Oxfordshire increased by 283 in the last 24 hours, official figures show.

A total of 19,270 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in West Oxfordshire when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on January 7 (Friday), up from 18,987 on Thursday.

The rate of infection in West Oxfordshire now stands at 17,243 cases per 100,000 people, far lower than the England average of 21,235.

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

There have been no deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on three the previous week.

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.

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 88,783 people had received both jabs by January 6 (Thursday) – 84 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

This is slightly higher than across England where 83 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.