Covid infection rates fall in nine Surrey areas

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in two areas of Surrey meaning it has fallen in the other nine.

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

There were 36 confirmed cases in Epsom and Ewell in the week ending April 1, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 44.7 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Waverley where the latest rate is 8.7 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 54 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in two areas of Surrey. The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 20.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 250 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending April 1, which is 113 fewer cases than the previous week. The number of cases has fallen in the county by 31 per cent.

In Epsom and Ewell, there were 36 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 1, which is 10 more than the previous 7 days. The infection rate in Epsom and Ewell is slightly down on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 38 per cent.

There were 44 positive tests over the last week in Woking, which is 3 more than in the previous week. The week-on-week trend in Woking is up by 7 per cent and the latest infection rate is 43.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Spelthorne, the latest infection rate is 32.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 33 per cent. A total of 32 people tested positive for Covid in Spelthorne over the seven days ending on April 1, which is 16 fewer than the week before.

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Runnymede recorded 18 coronavirus cases, which is 37 fewer than in the previous seven days. The latest infection rate in Runnymede is 20.1 cases per 100,000 people and that is down by 67 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is down in Elmbridge, where there were 27 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 1, which is 6 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 18 per cent compared to the previous week.

Tandridge saw a total of 16 cases in the week ending April 1, which is 4 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 20 per cent.

Latest infection rates across Surrey
Latest infection rates across Surrey

There was a fall of 21 per cent in cases in Surrey Heath over the week ending April 1. Surrey Heath recorded 15 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 4 fewer than the previous week.

In Reigate and Banstead, the number of cases was down 47 per cent. There were 23 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 1, which is 20 fewer than the previous 7 days.

There were 12 cases recorded in Mole Valley, which is 2 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 14 per cent.

Guildford recorded 16 cases in the week ending April 1, which is 24 fewer than the previous week, and equivalent to a fall of 60 per cent.

Waverley, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 11 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending April 1, which is 13 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Waverley, is down by 54 per cent.

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