Coronavirus rates down in every Surrey area even where South African variant was found

Coronavirus rates are now down in every part of Surrey, according to the latest figures released by the Government on Sunday (February 7).

But although all 11 areas have seen the rate drop, it’s still only a slight fall in Guildford, down 1 per cent.

In Woking and Runnymede – where the concerning South African variant has been found – rates have been falling less quickly than most other parts of the county, at 17 and 16 per cent respectively.

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Reigate and Banstead no longer has the highest rate (currently 240.7), as Spelthorne is top with 265.4 – but both areas are still above the England average of 222.4.

And it’s good news for Mole Valley, as cases have been cut by half in the area in a week – down 52 percent, now with a rate of 107.7, the best in the county.

The rates are down in all eleven districts and boroughs of Surrey.

See the full picture in this table:

Reigate and Banstead no longer has the highest rate 
Reigate and Banstead no longer has the highest rate 

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The Government said a further 373 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 112,465.

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 129,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 15,845 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,945,680.

Vaccination numbers

Government data up to February 6 shows of the 12,525,735 jabs given in the UK so far, 12,014,288 were first doses – a rise of 549,078 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 511,447 were second doses, an increase of 1,390 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 433,8571

Based on the latest figures, an average of 373,214 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

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