Breakdown shows Surrey coronavirus deaths increase as cases climb

There have been five new coronavirus -related deaths reported in Surrey in the latest daily figures on Tuesday (December 8).

Four of the deaths were recorded at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust while the other death was recorded at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile, 233 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across Surrey in the last 24 hours.

The largest increase came in Woking, which has 37 new cases, followed by Spelthorne, with 31.

Today has been dubbed ‘V-Day’ as a British grandmother became the first in the world to receive Pfizer’s Covid-19 jab outside a clinical trial as the NHS began its mass UK vaccination programme.

Margaret Keenan, 90, was given the jab in Coventry at 6.31am, marking the start of a phased NHS rollout of the vaccine to older people, health staff and care home workers.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 2,123 (increase of 22)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,408 (increase of 6)
  • Guildford: 2,302 (increase of 20)
  • Mole Valley: 1,384 (increase of 9)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 2,274 (increase of 10)
  • Runnymede: 1,930 (increase of 19)
  • Spelthorne: 1,941 (increase of 31)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,482 (increase of 15)
  • Tandridge: 1,296 (increase of 17)
  • Waverley: 1,759 (increase of 16)
  • Woking: 1,852 (increase of 37)

The Government said a further 616 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 62,033.

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The Government said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 12,282 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,750,241.

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 78,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 453 (no change)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 349 ( increase of four )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 298 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 237 (no change)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 122 ( increase of one )
  • 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)

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the Commons more hospitals will be added to the list that can start vaccinating people “later today”.

Responding to Conservative MP Holly Mumby-Croft (Scunthorpe), he said: “We’ve started at 70 hospitals across the UK. Those are the ones that are best able to deal with the difficult logistics of having a vaccine that has to be stored at minus 70.

“But I understand the desire for every hospital to get on that list and we will be publishing a further list later today.”

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