Coronavirus figures in the Banburyshire area - and the 'hotspots' in Oxfordshire

Here's a breakdown of the figures for each district and borough in the county

New coronavirus hotspots continue to develop across the UK, despite the introduction of testing and tracing systems.

Parts of England and Wales have seen the most new cases, with lower rates seen in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

In Cherwell, there have been 12 cases identified between May 23 to June 6, bringing the total in the area to 417 (8 per 100,000 of the population).

New coronavirus hotspots continue to develop across the UK, despite the introduction of testing and tracing systems.

The district is 133rd in the 'hotspot' list, out of 313 local authories.

In Oxfordshire, the city of Oxford is 54th in the list.

West Oxfordshire is 147th, South Oxfordshire is 253rd and the Vale of of White Horse is 273rd.

Nearby South Northamptonshire is 87th.

The figures are as follows:

City of Oxford (in 54th place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 152,457

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 629

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 655

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 26

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 17.1

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 54

South Northamptonshire (in 87th place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 94,490

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 139

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 150

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 11

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 11.6

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 87

Cherwell (in 133rd place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 150,503

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 405

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 417

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 12

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 8

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 133

West Oxfordshire (in 147th place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 110,643

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 334

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 342

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 8

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 7.2

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 147

South Oxfordshire (in 253rd place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 142,057

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 362

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 366

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 4

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 2.8

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 253

Vale of White Horse (in 273rd place in the English hotspot list, out of 313 local authorities)

Population: 136,007

Total coronavirus cases as of May 23: 313

Total coronavirus cases as of June 6: 316

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6: 3

Number of cases identified from May 23 to June 6, per 100,000 of the population: 2.2

JPIMedia ranking as new English coronavirus hotspot (for cases in past fortnight): 273

Monitoring the number of new infections plays an important part in measuring R, the reproduction rate of the virus.

The UK Government last month unveiled plans for “local lockdowns” in the next phase of the fight against the pandemic.

At a press briefing on Friday June 5, health secretary Matt Hancock said measures had since been put in place to dampen localised outbreaks, such as in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

There, Weston General Hospital has been closed to new patients to control the spread of the virus among patients and staff.

Mr Hancock said it would be “increasingly important” to monitor data at local levels and then take action, a job which would fall to the new Joint Biosecurity Centre.

He said: “We need to get more granular and more focused and find the source of the local outbreak and then deal with it.”

The highest rates of new cases in the past fortnight were seen in Ashford and Tunbridge Wells in South East England, Huntingdonshire in the East of England and North Wales.

Each of these areas saw more than 50 new cases diagnosed for every 100,000 residents in the two weeks to June 6.

In Northern Ireland, the Causeway Coast and Glens council area saw the highest rate of new cases, at 29.8 per 100,000 residents, in the fortnight to June 6.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (June 9), Northern Ireland health minister Robin Swann welcomed the nation’s third consecutive day without a coronavirus death.

But he warned of the chance of a second wave, saying: “There will be no charge for the lockdown exit door. There will be no suggestion that the worst is over, that people can relax their guard.

“Yes, Covid-19 is in retreat but we must not turn our back on it.”

In Scotland, the NHS Ayrshire and Arran area saw the highest rate of new cases, at 16.8 per 100,000 residents, in the fortnight to June 6.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (June 9), first minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Scottish Government would in the coming weeks be publishing region-specific figures on the early stages of the country’s Test and Protect scheme.

She said: “I can’t stress enough that the willingness of all of us to fully co-operate with Test and Protect in the weeks and months to come will be absolutely vital to our efforts to keep the virus suppressed as we try to restore some normality to our everyday lives.”