13 more coronavirus-related deaths as Surrey gets post-lockdown tier instructions

There have been 13 new coronavirus-related deaths reported in Surrey, the latest daily figures show (Thursday).

Two deaths were under the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust while six were at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Five new deaths were also reported at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust.

It comes as 168 new cases were reported across the county.

The breakdown for each area of the county shows that Reigate and Banstead had the most new cases with 25.

There were 19 new confirmed infections in Guildford.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,872 (increase of 18)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,229 (increase of 11)
  • Guildford: 2,026 (increase of 19)
  • Mole Valley: 1,222 (increase of 16)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 2,021 (increase of 25)
  • Runnymede: 1,557 (increase of 10)
  • Spelthorne: 1,683 (increase of 17)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,279 (increase of 12)
  • Tandridge: 1,093 (increase of 10)
  • Waverley: 1,608 (increase of 15)
  • Woking: 1,470 (increase of 15)

The Government said a further 498 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK death toll since the pandemic started to 57,031.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 17,555 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,574,562.

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 437 (no change)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 323 ( increase of two )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 289 ( increase of six )
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 221 ( increase of five )
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 113 (no change)
  • 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)

Earlier today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the tiers which would be put in place across English regions post-lockdown next week.

He told the House of Commons “these are not easy decisions, but they have been made according to the best clinical advice”.

He told MPs: “Thanks to the shared sacrifice of everyone in recent weeks, in following the national restrictions, we have been able to start to bring the virus back under control and slow its growth, easing some of the pressure on the NHS.

“We will do this by returning to a regional tiered approach, saving the toughest measures for the parts of the country where prevalence remains too high.”

In Tier 1, the rule of six applies indoors and outdoors, people are urged to work from home if they can and pubs are limited to table service.

The majority of England will be in Tier 2, where the restrictions mean a ban on households mixing indoors and pubs, and restaurants only able to sell alcohol with a “substantial meal”.

Tier 3 measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks.

Bars and restaurants will be limited to takeaway or delivery services and people will be advised to avoid travelling outside their area.

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