CONFIRMED cases of coronavirus in Oxfordshire have now passed 500 as another 51 people tested positive.

Updated figures released by Public Health England this evening show as of 9am 501 people in the county have been confirmed with Covid-19.

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This is up from 450 at the same time yesterday.

It comes after six more patients died with coronavirus in Oxfordshire's hospitals, taking the death toll to 43. 

The NHS England figure is as of 5pm on Monday.