PUBLIC Health England has released the latest coronavirus figures for Oxfordshire.

The health body said that there is currently a total of 44 positive cases of Covid-19 in the local authority.

This is an increase of four cases, from yesterday's 40 confirmed tests.

Nationally, the UK figure for positive tests has jumped to a total of 5,018, from 3,983 the previous day.

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It comes after new measures were announced closing various venues including pubs, bars and restaurants across the country.

Stores have also announced temporary closures to tackle the spread of the disease.

John Lewis and Pret a Manager have both said today that they will shut their Oxford stores along with branches across the country.