Stopping the spread of local coronavirus outbreaks

Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oxfordshire and video from our Public Health Director.

Confirmed cases in Oxfordshire

In the 7 days up to 11 September, there has been a total of 105 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire. This is an increase from 82 new cases in the previous week.

This is equivalent to a weekly rate of new cases of 15.2 per 100,000 residents.

Cases of coronavirus by district
Area name Cases in 7 days up to 11/9/2020 Weekly rate per 100,000 population Change from previous week Weekly rate alert status
Cherwell 24 15.9 increase yellow  
Oxford 41 26.9 increase amber  
South Oxfordshire 15 10.6 increase green  
Vale of White Horse 11 8.1 decrease green  
West Oxfordshire 14 12.7 decrease green  
Oxfordshire 105 15.2 increase yellow  

Data correct as at 4pm 16 September.

7-day incidence rates fluctuate on a daily basis. To show a consistent picture, this site reports on the nationally available data for the week ending Friday. It is currently updated weekly by Wednesday morning, at which time the data are less subject to change.

Key: Weekly rate per 100,000 population alert status

    red: more than 50
    amber: more than 25, up to 50
    yellow: more than 15, up to 25
    green: more than 5, up to 15
    dark green: 0 to 5

More data

For the latest data, go to

For weekly cases by local area in England, see coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases by Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) in England 

Pillar 1 and 2

These cases are those included in Pillar 1 testing (swab testing in Public Health England (PHE) labs and NHS hospitals for those with a clinical need, and health and care workers) and Pillar 2 (swab (antigen) testing for the wider population).

Read more information about the testing strategy pillars.

More guidance

These pages provide information on the status of coronavirus in Oxfordshire and the measures in place to prevent the spread of the virus and control local outbreaks. 

It provides guidance for:

  • Residents - what you need to do to keep yourself and others safe and how to get tested if you display symptoms
  • Businesses - how to keep staff and customers safe, and what you need to do if you have a coronavirus case in your workplace

Video of Ansaf Azhar talking about the importance of staying safe

View video transcript

Hi, I’m Ansaf Azhar, I’m the Director of Public Health and Oxfordshire (County Council) and today I want to talk about the COVID-19 situation.

In Oxfordshire, we’ve managed to bring COVID-19 cases down and that is good news and we’re in a good place. And that is thanks to all the hard work you have put in – your patience and the sacrifices you’ve made – thank you. But the threat from the virus is far from over.

As we continue to move forward, we need to continue to exercise social distancing and continue to follow the government’s guidelines. It is really important we do this so that we don’t undo all the hard work that’s gone in.

We urge everyone to keep their distance, to avoid busy gatherings and wash their hands as frequently as possible which is known to be the most effective way to stop the spread of the virus.

As partners, we are keeping a close eye on the situation. We are acutely aware of the risk of a second peak and we want to manage that carefully. Our local council partners and health partners, working together with Public Health England, have drawn together a comprehensive local outbreak plan to manage outbreaks as and when they happen.

We will keep a close eye on local spikes and flare ups and we’ll manage them promptly. If you’ve got symptoms of coronavirus, we ask you to self-isolate and call 119 who will then arrange a test for you and will also trace your contacts, and I also ask them to self-isolate. But most importantly, the best way to manage an outbreak is to prevent an outbreak occurring in the first place. So, I ask you to follow the government’s guidelines and to be alert and stay safe.

I know this is extremely frustrating, and can be quite difficult, especially for those who are living in accommodation with little or no outside spaces. I absolutely recognise that. But we can’t relax now, we are living in a pandemic. We are settling into a new normal. I recognise the huge amount of effort that communities have put into this. Communities have come together, looking out for their neighbours and volunteering throughout this pandemic and they’ve done a fantastic job. We certainly don’t want to undo this.

We owe it to our neighbours, our families, our loved ones. And our safety is literally in our hands. So, I urge you to stay safe and to be sensible, and to follow the guidelines.

I want to thank you for all your efforts so far and I thank you in advance for cooperation as we go further into this pandemic.

Stay safe, thank you.