26 new Surrey coronavirus deaths as UK reports highest daily rise in cases

Surrey’s coronavirus death toll has risen by another 26 in the latest figures (Tuesday, January 5).

It comes as 1,424 new cases of coronavirus were recorded across the county in the past 24 hours.

Reigate and Banstead recorded the biggest rise overnight of 179, bringing its total to 5,231 since the start of the pandemic.

Elsewhere, there have been increases of 153 in Tandridge, 152 in Waverley and 143 in Guildford.

Of the new fatalities, 13 were recorded by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and eight at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Three were at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust with a further two at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

As of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 60,916 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK – the highest daily total reported so far.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,774,479.

The Government said a further 830 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 76,305.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 92,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough (increase shown is from the last 24 hours)

  • Elmbridge: 4,808 (increase of 119)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 3,222 (increase of 86)
  • Guildford: 4,609 (increase of 143)
  • Mole Valley: 2,708 (increase of 110)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 5,231 (increase of 179)
  • Runnymede: 3,530 (increase of 82)
  • Spelthorne: 4,363 (increase of 161)
  • Surrey Heath: 3,345 (increase of 115)
  • Tandridge: 3,323 (increase of 153)
  • Waverley: 3,667 (increase of 152)
  • Woking : 4,007 (increase of 124)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 587 (increase of 13)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 424 (increase of eight)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 351 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 272 (increase of two)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 160 (increase of three)
  • 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)

Yvonne Doyle, medical director for Public Health England, said: “The rapid rise in cases is highly concerning and will sadly mean yet more pressure on our health services in the depths of winter.

“That is why if we can, we must stay at home, reduce contacts and do everything possible to break the spread of this virus.

“It is by no means easy, but now more than ever we must all do our part to protect the NHS and save lives.”

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