Coronavirus in Surrey – 24 more deaths in county hospitals, 1,115 new cases reported

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Twenty-four other hospital deaths linked to the coronavirus have been reported in Surrey.
New figures from NHS England show 14 of the deaths were recorded at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Six others were registered with the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, two with the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, and one each with Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The figures come as the UK recorded another 563 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test – the highest daily death toll in seven months.

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New government statistics also show Surrey reported another 1,115 cases today in the latest daily breakdown of new cases.

Reigate and Banstead saw the largest increase with 162 new cases, but there have been increases of at least 60 in every region of the county.

Distribution of cases by district and borough of Surrey (indicated increase is from the last 24 hours)

  • Elmbridge: 5 446 (increase of 98)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 3,696 (increase of 60)
  • Guildford: 5 156 (increase of 108)
  • Mole Valley: 3,150 (increase of 96)
  • Reigate et Banstead: 6109 (increase of 162)
  • Runnymede: 3 995 (increase of 77)
  • Spelthorne: 5,027 (increase of 121)
  • Surrey Heath: 3 880 (increase of 66)
  • Tandridge: 3 900 (increase of 109)
  • Waverley: 4 191 (increase of 93)
  • Woking: 4 532 (increase of 125)

Distribution of registered deaths by trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 648 (increase of one)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 477 (increase of 14)
  • Surrey et Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 369 (increase of six)
  • Ashford et St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 288 (increase of one)
  • Trust Royal Surrey NHS Foundation – 168 (increase of two)
  • Woking Community Hospital – one (no change)
  • Nuffield Health, Woking – one (no change)
  • Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two (no change)
  • Walton Community Hospital – four (no change)
  • St Magnus to Haslemere – two (no change)

Meanwhile, the government said as of 9 a.m. on Sunday there had been 54,940 other laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK.

This brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,072,349.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this morning the NHS needed people to ‘stay at home’.

He told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “The most important thing anyone can do is follow the advice on staying home.

“The exemptions are limited. Only if you cannot work from home and need to go out for shopping or exercise.

“But these are very limited for a good reason and that’s because the pressure on the NHS is very, very bad and we need to reduce the rate of cases.

“So it’s really on all of us, it’s always been a big team effort.”

But he said he didn’t want to criticize the public because “the majority follow the rules”.

He told the program: “We are, as you can see, with the police, we impose harshly on the minority that does not play by the rules.

“But you’re right: I don’t want to criticize the public, because the majority of people follow the rules.

“This is what we want to see and we can see that the number of people staying at home has increased, but we all absolutely need to follow these guidelines.”

He added: “The data shows more people are following the lockdown than the November lockdown. ”

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