There have been 19 deaths from coronavirus recorded in Surrey’s hospitals in the last 24 hours – as new cases spiked by a massive by 642.
There were six more fatalities recorded at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, and two new deaths each at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust.
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They bring the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Surrey to 1,612 since the start of the pandemic.
The latest daily case numbers show the biggest increase in Surrey overnight was in Elmbridge, with 109 new cases.
Public Health England data shows another 74 cases in Guildford and 67 in Spelthorne.
It comes as the UK has seen its highest death toll of 744 since April 20’s 782 fatalities from Covid-19.
The Government said the 744 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Tuesday, bringing the UK total to 69,051.
It said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 39,237 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.
It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,149,551.
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough
- Elmbridge: 3,010 (increase of 109)
- Epsom and Ewell: 2,027 (increase of 50)
- Guildford: 3,061 (increase of 74)
- Mole Valley: 1,795 (increase of 30)
- Reigate and Banstead: 3,158 (increase of 66)
- Runnymede: 2,538 (increase of 58)
- Spelthorne: 2,768 (increase of 67)
- Surrey Heath: 2,130 (increase of 42)
- Tandridge: 2,008 (increase of 59)
- Waverley: 2,310 (increase of 39)
- Woking : 2,666 (increase of 48)
Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 503 ( increase of five )
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 382 ( increase of four )
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 323 ( increase of six )
- Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 252 ( increase of two )
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 142 ( increase of two )
- 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)
Meanwhile, Waverley will be moving into Tier 4 from Boxing Day, joining the rest of Surrey in the highest set of restrictions.
Health secretary Matt Hancock hosted a press conference at Downing Street on Wednesday, during which he confirmed that a number of new areas would enter Tier 4.
This includes nearly all of neighbouring Hampshire.
Mr Hancock warned: “This Christmas and the start of 2021 is going to be tough.
“But we mustn’t give up now, we know that we can control this virus, we know we can get through this together, we’re going to get through it by suppressing the virus until a vaccine can make us safe.”
He also said cases of another new mutant coronavirus linked to South Africa have been found in the UK and placed travel restrictions on the country.