Four new coronavirus cases recorded in Surrey – but no further Covid-19 deaths

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Surrey – but no further Covid-19 deaths have been reported by hospitals in the county.

The latest daily figures, published on Friday afternoon (July 17), show the total now stands at 4,626 recorded cases since the start of the pandemic, up from 4,622 yesterday.

Overall in the UK there have been 45,233 deaths in all settings of people who had tested positive for coronavirus, an increase of 114 in 24 hours.

Lab-confirmed cases have increased by 687 and now stand at a total of 293,239 since the start of the pandemic.

NHS trusts operating in and around Surrey have not recorded any additional deaths of patients who had tested positive for coronavirus.

The total of patient deaths in Surrey hospitals since the start of the pandemic remains at 1,195.

For a breakdown of deaths per NHS trust operating in and around Surrey, please see below.

It should be noted that both Frimley and Epsom and St Helier operate sites outside of the county:

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 364 (no change)

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 276 (no change)

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 259 (no change)

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 189 (no change)

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98 (no change)

Woking Community Hospital – one (no change)

Nuffield Health, Woking – one (no change)

Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two (no change)

Walton Community Hospital – three (no change)

St Magnus in Haslemere – two (no change)

Professor Chris Whitty, chief medical officer for England, today said he would be “very surprised” if a coronavirus vaccine was found in the next six months.

Asked how the UK’s strategy to tackle the pandemic might evolve in the coming months, he told the Lords Science and Technology Committee: “Obviously the one that we would all love to see is if in the next six months we got an effective, or fairly effective vaccine or highly effective drugs.

“I think Patrick (Vallance, chief scientific adviser) and I certainly would be very surprised if that was the case, but very pleasantly surprised and we’re working as fast as we can to achieve that.

“But clearly that would lead to a significant change of strategy.”

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