THERE were no new deaths of patients in Oxfordshire’s hospitals who had tested positive for the coronavirus announced today.

It comes as the total deaths announced for the UK went up by 360, and is currently 21,092.

This is measured as of 5pm on Sunday.

The current confirmed death toll for Oxfordshire is 120.

A further 20 deaths were confirmed at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) on Saturday, with three more announced on Sunday.

The trust runs the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre as well as Banbury's Horton General Hospital.

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the county's community hospitals, has also recorded 19 deaths, though none were in the last three days.

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Of the UK deaths announced in hospitals, 329 people were in England.

Patients were aged between 29 and 100 years old, with 22 (aged between 29 and 89 years old) having no known underlying health condition.

Professor Chris Whitty said at today's Government briefing new Covid-19 cases were 'broadly flat or falling', while over the last week the number of people in hospital with the virus has fallen by 16 per cent to 15,712.

The Chief Medical Officer added the data suggested the UK was at or past the peak but the drop-off since has not been marked, which was why there was a need for continued caution.

Globally, confirmed cases of the virus had almost reached three million as of this afternoon, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, which has been tracking the pandemic since January via an online map.

More than 965,000 of cases are in the US, which also has more than 54,000 deaths.