ANOTHER 10 Covid deaths have been announced at Oxfordshire's hospitals as more than 600 new county cases were reported.

The deaths took place at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), which runs the John Radcliffe, the Churchill, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Banbury’s Horton General Hospital.

One death took place on Wednesday, four on Thursday, four on Friday and another patient died yesterday.

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It takes the total official coronavirus death toll at the trust since the start of the pandemic to 284.

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

  • Oxford - 138
  • Oxfordshire - 395
  • UK - 54,940

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started:

  • Oxford - 6,424
  • Oxfordshire - 23,216
  • UK - 3,072,349

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

A further 563 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

This takes the UK death toll to 81,431.

The latest available hospital trust-level figures show, as of Wednesday, January 5, OUH was treating 275 Covid-positive patients, with 29 in serious enough condition to need to be on ventilation.

This is up from 185 the week before, with 21 patients on ventilation.