Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in eight areas of Surrey

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in eight areas of Surrey, while the weekly rate has fallen in three areas.

Surrey Heath has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 297 confirmed cases in Surrey Heath in the week ending August 16, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 332.9 cases per 100,000 people.

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The lowest infection rate in the county is in Tandridge where the latest rate is 219.1 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 21 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in three areas of Surrey.

The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 289.6 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 3464 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending August 16, which is 333 more cases than the previous week. The number of cases has risen in the county by 11 per cent.

Area-by-area figures

In Surrey Heath , there were 297 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 16, which is 74 more than the previous 7 days.

The infection rate in Surrey Heath is slightly up on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 33 per cent.

There were 322 positive tests over the last week in Woking , which is 46 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Woking is up by 17 per cent and the latest infection rate is 322.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Runnymede , the latest infection rate is 315.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 43 per cent.

A total of 285 people tested positive for Covid in Runnymede over the seven days ending on August 16, which is 85 more than the week before.

Spelthorne recorded 305 coronavirus cases, which is 59 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Spelthorne is 305.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by 24 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Guildford , where there were 454 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 16, which is 74 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 19 per cent compared to the previous week.

Waverley saw a total of 370 cases in the week ending August 16, which is 79 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 27 per cent.

There was a fall of 3 per cent in cases in Reigate and Banstead over the week ending August 16. Reigate and Banstead recorded 431 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 15 fewer than the previous week.

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In Epsom and Ewell , the number of cases was up 13 per cent. There were 225 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 16, which is 25 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 362 cases recorded in Elmbridge , which is 51 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 12 per cent.

Mole Valley recorded 219 cases in the week ending August 16, which is 8 more than the previous week, and equivalent to a rise of 4 per cent.

Tandridge , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 194 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending August 16, which is 51 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Tandridge, is down by 21 per cent.

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