New data shows that the Banbury area has seen the highest increase of Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire

But the county's public health director says that the county as a whole has managed to keep the figures down

By Philip Hibble
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 9:55 pm

The Cherwell district has the highest increase of Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire, according to new data released today (Wednesday October 28).

In Cherwell, there have been 228 cases in the last seven days up to October 23, more than Oxford (209).

That means the weekly rate per 100,000 population in Cherwell is 151.5 - Oxford's is 137.1

New data shows that the Banbury area has the highest increase of Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire

However, Oxforshire County Council (OCC) suspects there has been an under-reporting in Oxford of actual figures and this is currently being investigated by Public Health England.

In the seven days up to October 23, there has been a total of 813 confirmed cases in Oxfordshire. This is an increase from 597 new cases in the previous week.

This is equivalent to a weekly rate of new cases of 117.5 per 100,000 residents.

OCC's public health director Ansaf Azhar says that the county as a whole has managed to keep the figures down, compared to the national picture.

Watch a video of him talking about the importance of staying safe by clicking here.