Every area of Surrey sees Covid infection rates rise

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in all eleven areas of Surrey.

Epsom and Ewell has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England. There were 274 confirmed cases in Epsom and Ewell in the week ending July 6, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 339.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Surrey Heath where the latest rate is 160.1 cases per 100,000 population and is up by 64 per cent compared to the previous week.

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The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in one area of Surrey. The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 194.9 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 2332 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending July 6, which is 666 more cases than the previous week. The number of cases has risen in the county by 40 per cent.

In Epsom and Ewell, there were 274 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 6, which is 73 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 36 per cent.

There were 321 positive tests over the last week in Reigate and Banstead, which is 115 more than in the previous week. The week-on-week trend in Reigate and Banstead is up by 56 per cent and the latest infection rate is 215.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Surrey Heath
The lowest infection rate in the county is in Surrey Heath

In Elmbridge, the latest infection rate is 213.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 30 per cent. A total of 292 people tested positive for Covid in Elmbridge over the seven days ending on July 6, which is 67 more than the week before.

Runnymede recorded 183 coronavirus cases, which is 91 more than in the previous seven days. The latest infection rate in Runnymede is 204.6 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by 99 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Spelthorne, where there were 187 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 6, which is 58 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 45 per cent compared to the previous week.

Tandridge saw a total of 158 cases in the week ending July 6, which is 63 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 66 per cent.

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There was a rise of 1 per cent in cases in Mole Valley over the week ending July 6. Mole Valley recorded 152 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 1 more than the previous week.

In Waverley, the number of cases was up 37 per cent. There were 212 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 6, which is 57 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 168 cases recorded in Woking, which is 67 more than the previous week – a rise of 66 per cent.

Guildford recorded 242 cases in the week ending July 6, which is 18 more than the previous week, and equivalent to a rise of 8 per cent.

Surrey Heath, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 143 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending July 6, which is 56 more than the previous 7 days. The rate in Surrey Heath, is up by 64 per cent.

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