Virus Spreads in South Oxfordshire

Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire are rising rapidly and the latest figures show that South Oxfordshire has the second highest infection rate in the county.

On 7th January South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) reported that there were 3,817 cases in the district and a daily rate of 85 new cases.  The figures below show the number of new cases per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 3rd January, with the week before shown in brackets for comparison.  The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

Oxford – 551.6 (up from 356.2)
Cherwell – 947.5 (up from 512.9)
Vale of White Horse – 444.8 (up from 298.5)
South Oxfordshire – 563.2 (up from 352.7)
West Oxfordshire – 459.1 (up from 258.5)

Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has an interactive dashboard showing the latest Covid-19 figures for the county and districts.

SODC’s Community Hub continues to be available to help people access support and essentials during the lockdown.  Details of how to apply for help are on the SODC website.

The council’s Business Support team provides help for companies which have been affected by the lockdown restrictions and provides advice about new grant funding as soon as it comes available locally.  Businesses can visit www.svbs.co.uk to find out more about the various support and grants available.

The message from the Government, OCC and SODC is “stay at home – protect the NHS – save lives”.

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