12 more Surrey Covid-19 deaths as latest area breakdown of cases released on terrible day for county

Twelve coronavirus deaths have been recorded in the latest daily figures for Surrey on a dreadful day for the county.

Six deaths were recorded at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust alone, today’s data shows.

Three more were reported at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, two more at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and one more at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

The news came as Surrey reported another 338 Covid-19 cases in one day.

That is well down on Thursday’s total of 466, which is the highest since the pandemic began, but is still one of the highest totals recorded since lockdown in the county.

Epsom and Ewell had the most new cases with 41, while Runnymede and Reigate and Banstead were one behind with 40 each.

The latter area remains the worst affected area of Surrey since the virus arrived.

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,726 (increase of 39)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,044 (increase of 41)
  • Guildford: 1,735 (increase of 30)
  • Mole Valley: 1,113 (increase of 20)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,786 (increase of 34)
  • Runnymede: 1,159 (increase of 40)
  • Spelthorne: 1,347 (increase of 40)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,101 (increase of 22)
  • Tandridge: 943 (increase of 26)
  • Waverley: 1,508 (increase of 22)
  • Woking: 1,235 (increase of 24)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 412 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 309 (increase of three)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 269 (increase of six)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 202 (no change)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 110 (increase of one)
  • 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 in Haslemere – two (no change)

The news comes as it emerged a further 376 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday.

That rise brings the UK total to 51,304.

There were also a further 27,301 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

That increase today brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,317,496.

Today saw a grim milestone passed in the fight against the virus.

More than 200 healthcare workers have now been named following their deaths after contracting Covid-19.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said it was “devastating”.

He said: “My heart goes out to all of their family, friends and colleagues.

“I fear that the number who have lost their lives is much higher than this, and that those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected.

“We owe them all a great deal of gratitude for their selfless dedication, but lessons must be learned so that our health and care staff are given all the support they need so that they can safely do their vital work to protect Londoners.”

Other data has also been released today that sheds further light on the impact of the virus.

New ONS data shows that the proportion of people aged 35 to 69 testing positive for coronavirus in the community has risen above 1 per cent for the first time since early May.

The figures show that between October 24 and November 6 1.17 per cent of people aged 35 to 49 and 1.19 per cent of 50 to 69 year olds tested positive for the virus.

This is up from 0.89 per cent and 0.90 per cent respectively between October 10 and 23, and the first time since the data begins on May 9 that the proportion testing positive was above 1 per cent.

But the ONS said that caution should be taken in “over-interpreting small movements in the narrower age groups which have wider credible intervals”.

Surrey Live – News