ANOTHER two 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.

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It takes the total official coronavirus death toll at the trust since the start of the pandemic to 274.

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

  • Oxford - 156
  • Oxfordshire - 628
  • UK - 59,937

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started:

  • Oxford - 6,286
  • Oxfordshire - 22,821
  • UK - 3,017,409

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

A further 1,035 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.

This takes the UK death toll to 80,868.

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.

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