CORONAVIRUS cases have continued to rise across Oxfordshire as the Prime Minister announced a tier system for restrictions.

According to Public Health England, as of 9am on Monday, these are the number of new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours;

  • Oxford - 33
  • Oxfordshire - 71
  • UK - 13,972

The total coronavirus cases since the pandemic started;

  • Oxford - 1,573
  • Oxfordshire - 4,845
  • UK - 617,688

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

Oxford's most recent rolling seven-day rate of new cases of Covid-19 to October 8, is 126.6 based on 193 positive test.

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The rate is expressed as the number of new cases per 100,000 people.

Nottingham has the highest rate at 830 from 2,763 new cases in a week.

It comes as Boris Johnson today set out a new three-tier system for restrictions of medium, high or very high.

The medium alert level will cover most of England and will consist of the current national measures, including the rule of six and the 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.

This is the case for Oxford and Oxfordshire, with the other levels for areas already under additional local restrictions or with very high recent rises.

These are Nottinghamshire, east and west Cheshire, and a small area of High Peak.

The Liverpool City Region, is the only area set to move to very high alert.

This level, at a minimum, means the closure of pubs and bars and a ban on social mixing indoors and in private gardens.

MPs will debate and vote on the measures on Tuesday and the new tiered system will come into effect on Wednesday.