Four new deaths and almost 300 new coronavirus cases in Surrey on eve of second England lockdown

Another four people with coronavirus have died in Surrey’s hospitals, according to the newest figures released today (November 4).

Another 292 new cases were recorded in the county overnight, Public Health England data shows.

Cases in Guildford saw a surge of 51, with 43 new infections in Spelthorne.

There were 24 new cases in Woking – taking the area’s cases past the 1,000 mark.

An additional 18,950 cases have been added to the UK total – meaning it now stands at 1,053,864.

The latest NHS England statistics show two new deaths in Surrey were at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, one at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and another at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

It should be noted that figures on new deaths are subject to revision over the next few days.

Figures released today showed another 25,177 lab-confirmed cases across the UK were reported as of 9am, meaning the total now stands at 1,099,059.

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,491 (increase of 26)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 842 (increase of 14)
  • Guildford: 1,454 (increase of 51)
  • Mole Valley: 909 (increase of 27)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,482 (increase of 28)
  • Runnymede: 913 (increase of 18)
  • Spelthorne: 1,041 (increase of 43)
  • Surrey Heath: 930 (increase of 22)
  • Tandridge: 752 (increase of 16)
  • Waverley: 1,297 (increase of 23)
  • Woking: 1,018 (increase of 24)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 396 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 298 (no change)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 263 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 196 (increase of one)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 103 (increase of one)
  • Woking Community Hospital – one (no change)
  • Nuffield Health, Woking – one (no change)
  • Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two (no change)
  • Walton Community Hospital – four (no change)
  • St Magnus in Haslemere – two (no change)

Care home visitors will be encouraged to meet their loved ones through a window or in an outside setting under new Government guidelines.

So-called “ad-hoc” visits will not be allowed as England moves into its second national lockdown on Thursday, although care homes “will be encouraged and supported to provide safe visiting opportunities”, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.

The guidelines follow clamour from care organisations and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to ensure visitors are allowed to see their loved ones amid concerns about the emotional damage to residents and their family members.

Surrey Live – News