Two more deaths of patients who tested positive for coronavirus have been announced at Oxfordshire’s hospitals as the county recorded more than 60 new infections.

Figures published by NHS England show the deaths took place at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) on Sunday and Tuesday.

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It takes the Covid death toll at the trust, which runs the John Radcliffe Hospital, to 195 since the pandemic started.

According to Public Health England, as of 9am Wednesday, these were the number of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours;

  • Oxford - 14
  • Oxfordshire - 64
  • UK - 19,609

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started;

  • Oxford - 2,987
  • Oxfordshire - 9,289
  • UK - 1,430,341

Cumulative case counts include patients who are currently unwell, have recovered and those that have died.

A further 529 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

It takes the confirmed UK death toll to 53,274.