The growing spread of coronavirus in the county has seen every district now reach 'red alert', with almost 600 new cases in a week.

Triggered by more than 50 cases per 100,000 people, Oxford, which is the worst hit part of Oxfordshire is now more than three times this figure.

Last week only the city had reached this level but now West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse and Cherwell have all passed this rate.

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An update from Oxfordshire County Council states in the seven days to October 9 (Friday), there were 587 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the county.

This was an increase from 352 new cases the previous week and 152 the week before that.

These are the current weekly rates across the county.

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Oxford has the highest rate at 151.5 based on 231 new cases in a week, up from 152 the week before.

For comparison the highest rate in England is currently Nottingham with a rate of 880.4, for the seven days to October 10.

Despite this rise the county is currently at tier one, or medium alert, in the Government's new three-tiered system, which came into force today.

This means only national restrictions apply such as the rule of six and a 10pm curfew for pubs, bars and restaurants.