Surrey fifth worst for coronavirus cases in UK as NHS registers 16 more deaths in county


Surrey has the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases in the UK, as the latest NHS figures show that 16 more people have died in the county from the disease.

According to NHS England figures released Friday afternoon (May 1), 16 other patients who tested positive for coronavirus died in hospitals run by Surrey trusts. The total number of deaths for trusts operating in and around Surrey is 918, compared with Thursday’s (April 30) figure of 902.

Overall, in England, the NHS reports that 352 people who tested positive for the coronavirus have died, bringing the national total to 20,483.

“The patients were between 30 and 103 years old; 18 of 352 patients (ages 43 to 98) had no known underlying medical conditions, “said an NHS statement. “Their families have been informed. “

The latest government figures for the coronavirus, accurate at 9 a.m. Friday, indicate that of 762,279 people tested for the coronavirus, 177,454 tested positive.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, 27,510 people who tested positive for the coronavirus died. The figure now includes deaths “in all settings”, such as nursing homes, not just hospitals.

Surrey has the fifth highest number of coronavirus cases registered for higher-level local authorities in the UK, with 2,559. Kent has the highest, with 3,356, then Birmingham with 2,844, Hampshire with 2,781, and Lancashire with 2,773.

There are five hospital trusts operating in and around Surrey: Frimley Health; Epsom and St Helier; Surrey and Sussex; Ashford and St Peter’s; and Royal Surrey County Hospital.

It is important to note that some of the trusts operate hospitals outside of Surrey, for example St Helier’s Hospital is in Sutton.

The NHS does not specify in which hospitals the deaths occurred, so it is not known how many of the 918 deaths occurred in hospitals in Surrey.

See below for a full breakdown of the figures.

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 280 (increase of two)
  • University hospitals of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust – 238 (an increase of four)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 195 (increase from six)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 130 (increase of three)
  • Surrey County Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – 75 (an increase of one)


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