There have been 18 new deaths recorded due to coronavirus in hospital trusts operating in Surrey, as the latest figures revealed a massive increase of 921 new cases – up on yesterday’s 608.
Eight new Covid-19 related fatalities were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, while two were under Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Five deaths were recorded at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and three at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.
The new deaths bring the toll here to 1,571 as of Sunday (December 20).
In terms of cases, the largest increase was in Elmbridge, where there were 118 new positive tests.
There are 110 cases recorded in Woking and 95 in Spelthorne, Public Health England data shows.
Even Tier 2 Waverley recorded a large 80 case increase.
The Government said a further 326 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 67,401.
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 83,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.
The Government said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 35,928 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,040,147.
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough
- Elmbridge: 2,705 (increase of 118)
- Epsom and Ewell: 1,857 (increase of 60)
- Guildford: 2,875 (increase of 92)
- Mole Valley: 1,706 (increase of 55)
- Reigate and Banstead: 2,978 (increase of 91)
- Runnymede: 2,399 (increase of 82)
- Spelthorne: 2,517 (increase of 95)
- Surrey Heath: 2,008 (increase of 72)
- Tandridge: 1,826 (increase of 66)
- Waverley: 2,175 (increase of 80)
- Woking: 2,513 (increase of 110)
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Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 491 ( increase of eight )
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 370 ( increase of two )
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 309 (no change)
- Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 250 ( increase of five )
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 135 ( 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)
Matt Hancock has condemned scenes of people crowding into train stations to leave London following the announcement of the latest coronavirus restrictions.
“I think those scenes were totally irresponsible. We have all got a responsibility.
“We in Government of course have a responsibility, but so does every single person,” the Health Secretary told BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show.
“The plea that I have is that people will play their part, because it is only by acting – all of us – that we can get this under control.”
Mr Hancock rejected suggestions by critics like the senior Tory MP Sir Charles Walker that he could resign.
“I am dealing with a global pandemic in the best way we possibly can, with huge pressures on the NHS, with case rates that are climbing and we must take action no matter how uncomfortable we find it,” he said.