Over the most recent week up to 24 July, the number of new cases in Oxford has risen approximately threefold to 31. The majority of these new cases has been in East Oxford.
Oxfordshire’s Director of Public Health Ansaf Azhar explains: “Local increases are to be expected as we ease out of lockdown, particularly in densely populated urban areas. This is consistent with the picture across other parts of the country, and Oxford is no exception.”
But with more events and gatherings set to take place over the coming weeks, such as Eid celebrations and a range of fairs across Oxfordshire, the Director of Public Health is keen to stress the need for everyone to maintain social distancing and stay alert.