All but three areas of Surrey record new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

All but three of Surrey’s boroughs and districts have reported new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care today (August 19) say Surrey has a total of 4,905 confirmed cases.

It is a rise of 18 cases in the past 24 hours – you can see the breakdown by area below.

Across the UK 321,098 people have tested positive for coronavirus, a rise of 812 since yesterday.

Another 16 people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, taking the total number of fatalities to 41,397 .

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough as of Tuesday:

  • Elmbridge: 462 (increase of three)
     
  • Epsom and Ewell: 346 ( increase of one )
  • Guildford: 586 (increase of seven)
  • Mole Valley: 337 ( increase of one )
     
  • Reigate and Banstead: 802 ( increase of two )
  • Runnymede: 349 (increase of two)
  • Spelthorne: 354 (no change)
  • Surrey Heath: 456 (no change)
  • Tandridge: 336 (no change)
  • Waverley: 481 (increase of one)
  • Woking: 396 (increase of one)

No more deaths with coronavirus have been reported by trusts operating in and around Surrey, and the area’s total remains at 1,198 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Please see below for a breakdown of deaths recorded per trust:

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 276

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 189

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98

Woking Community Hospital – one

Nuffield Health, Woking – one

Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two

Walton Community Hospital – four

St Magnus in Haslemere – two

It is worth noting that some of these trusts operate sites outside of Surrey, for example Frimley Health runs Wexham Park in Slough.

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The Government has announced the coronavirus infection survey will increase from regularly testing 28,000 people per fortnight in England to 150,000. 

The expansion will see 150,000 people tested per fortnight by October, and the survey extended to cover Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Mr Hancock said: “We are developing the capacity to test for coronavirus on an unprecedented scale and undertaking one of the biggest expansions of surveillance testing we have ever seen.

“This ONS survey will be a crucial part of this work – improving our understanding of the rate of infection in the population and how many people have antibodies.”

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