Another double-figure coronavirus case spike recorded in Surrey overnight

There have been a further 27 cases of coronavirus recorded in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to government figures released today (September 6).

This means the total cases in Surrey now sits at 5,264.

Spelthorne’s cases increased by six overnight, while Guildford and Reigate and Banstead have each added four new cases to their tally.

Across the UK, two new deaths have been confirmed meaning the total coronavirus related deaths now sits at 41,551.

So far across the UK, 347,152 have tested positive for coronavirus with 2,988 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported by a trust operating in and around Surrey, with the total remaining at 1,199 since the start of the pandemic.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough:

  • Elmbridge: 523 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 366 (increase of one)
  • Guildford: 623 (increase of four)
  • Mole Valley: 362 (no change)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 844 (increase of four)
  • Runnymede: 371 (increase of four)
  • Spelthorne: 397 (increase of six)
  • Surrey Heath: 479 (increase of two)
  • Tandridge: 354 (no change)
  • Waverley: 527 (increase of three)
  • Woking: 419 (increase of one)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 277
  • 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.

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said Labour’s call for more airport testing was not a “silver bullet”.

Mr Raab told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “Let’s just be clear about this when we think about airports – there is no silver bullet in airports.

“The current data suggests that the success rate of positively identifying people with Covid with a test in the airport is less than 10%.”

Put to him that those numbers increase if passengers are then tested again seven days later, Mr Raab said: “There is no silver bullet in the airport alone and that’s why we have the quarantine.

“So, the direction of travel will be making sure we have the capacity and the ability for when the time is right to ease up on the self-isolation at home, and that’s certainly something that we’ll be looking at.

“But we couldn’t – and I think Labour have got themselves into a terrible muddle on this – the idea that one test in an airport could resolve the quarantine issues … we couldn’t safely do that.

“We’re not going to let up on a measure which is crucial for keeping the virus under control.”

Surrey Live – News