Another 11 coronavirus deaths across Surrey as cases increase further

Another 11 people have died of coronavirus in Surrey hospital trusts, the latest daily figures show (Saturday).

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust recorded the most deaths with five, while Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust recorded four.

One death was under the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – which also runs hospitals in Berkshire – while another patient died at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

It comes as 214 new cases were reported across the county – another rise from the previous day.

The breakdown for each area of the county shows that Woking once again had the most new cases with 41.

There were 34 confirmed infections in Runnymede and another 25 in Guildford.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,909 (increase of 20)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,253 (increase of 9)
  • Guildford: 2,078 (increase of 25)
  • Mole Valley: 1,257 (increase of 20)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 2,053 (increase of 13)
  • Runnymede: 1,567 (increase of 34)
  • Spelthorne: 1,716 (increase of 23)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,307 (increase of 14)
  • Tandridge: 1,109 (increase of 6)
  • Waverley: 1,626 (increase of 9)
  • Woking: 1,539 (increase of 41)

The Government said a further 479 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 58,030.

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 73,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 15,871 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,605,172.

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 441 ( increase of one )
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 326 ( increase of one )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 293 ( increase of four )
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 227 ( 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)

People at very high risk from coronavirus, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over 70s in the queue to receive a vaccine.

The provisional vaccine priority list published by Public Health England has placed people aged 18 or older who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable in the same priority group as those aged 70 and over.

It means people with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer, chronic kidney disease and Down’s Syndrome have been placed in priority group four of nine.

Gemma Peters, chief executive of charity Blood Cancer UK, said: “This is extremely good news.

“Putting people with blood cancer at the same priority level as those aged over 70 better reflects the fact that they are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus.”

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