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Oxford edges towards a red alert as coronavirus cases double in a week

Residents are being urged to be extra vigilant to avoid local control measures as Oxford sees a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

The latest figures for the city show a doubling of cases to a rate of 43.9 per 100,000 of the population – putting the city on amber alert but edging closer to a red alert level. Oxfordshire as a whole is currently on yellow alert, with cases at 18.1 per 100,000.

The cases are across all parts of the city, with the majority among 18-24 year olds and cases per 100,000 are now at their highest level in Oxford since May.

To read the full press release, please visit Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

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