Coronavirus infection rates rise in six Surrey areas

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in six areas of Surrey.

New figures show that Reigate and Banstead’sCovid rate in the week ending March 15 has gone up by 43 per cent.

Runnymede’s rate was also up significantly in the same period, by 37 per cent, while Mole Valley was up by 25 per cent.

Spelthorne and Woking’s rates have also risen by six per cent, while Surrey Heath has seen its figure go up by five per cent.

The news comes despite the English average falling over the same period by three per cent.

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However, the coronavirus infection rate is lower than the national average in all eleven local authority areas in Surrey.

The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 34.9 cases per 100,000 people, and is down by one per cent.

There were a total of 417 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending March 15, which is five fewer cases than the previous week. The number of cases has fallen in the county by one per cent.

What the figures for each area of Surrey show

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

There were 57 confirmed cases in Spelthorne in the week ending March 15, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 57.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Waverley where the latest rate is 11.1 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 53 per cent compared to the previous week.

The latest infection rates
The latest infection rates
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In Spelthorne, there were 57 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 15, which is three more than the previous seven days.

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

There were 48 positive tests over the last week in Runnymede, which is 13 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Runnymede is up by 37 per cent and the latest infection rate is 53.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Woking, the latest infection rate is 49.6 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by six per cent.

A total of 50 people tested positive for Covid in Woking over the seven days ending on March 15, which is three more than the week before.

Reigate and Banstead recorded 63 coronavirus cases, which is 19 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Reigate and Banstead is 42.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by 43 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Mole Valley, where there were 30 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 15, which is six more than the previous seven days. That is up by 25 per cent compared to the previous week.

Elmbridge saw a total of 44 cases in the week ending March 15, which is seven fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 14 per cent.

There was a fall of 19 per cent in cases in Guildford over the week ending March 15. Guildford recorded 46 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 11 fewer than the previous week.

In Tandridge, the number of cases was down 27 per cent. There were 24 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 15, which is nine fewer than the previous seven days.

There were 20 cases recorded in Epsom and Ewell, which is seven fewer than the previous week – a fall of 26 per cent.

Surrey Heath recorded 21 cases in the week ending March 15, which is one more than the previous week, and equivalent to a rise of five per cent.

Waverley, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 14 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 15, which is 16 fewer than the previous seven days. The rate in Waverley, is down by 53 per cent.

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