Huge jump in coronavirus cases as every area of Surrey recorded new positive infections

There have been a further 38 cases of coronavirus recorded in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to government figures released today (September 7).

This means the total cases in Surrey now sits at 5,302.

Woking had a huge jump in cases by nine, while Spelthorne’s cases increased by five overnight.

Guildford and Spelthorne have each added five new cases to their tally.

Across the UK, three new deaths have been confirmed meaning the total coronavirus related deaths now sits at 41,554.

So far across the UK, 350,100 have tested positive for coronavirus with 2,948 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported by a trust operating in and around Surrey, with the total remaining at 1,199 since the start of the pandemic.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough:

  • Elmbridge: 529 (increase of six)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 369 (increase of three)
  • Guildford: 628 (increase of five)
  • Mole Valley: 363 ( increase of one )
  • Reigate and Banstead: 845 (increase of one)
  • Runnymede: 373 (increase of two)
  • Spelthorne: 402 (increase of five)
  • Surrey Heath: 480 (increase of one)
  • Tandridge: 356 ( increase of two )
  • Waverley: 530 (increase of three)
  • Woking: 428 (increase of nine)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 277
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 189
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98
  • Woking Community Hospital – one
  • Nuffield Health, Woking – one
  • Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two
  • Walton Community Hospital – four
  • St Magnus in Haslemere – two

It is worth noting that some of these trusts operate sites outside of Surrey, for example Frimley Health runs Wexham Park in Slough.

Now schools are back after the summer holidays and lockdown, many are being hit by positive Covid-19 tests.

Headteachers are being forced to take decisions based on official advice from the government – as to whether to remain open or not.

This advice is clear that the school must take ‘swift action’ when they become aware that someone who has attended has tested positive for coronavirus.

First thing they are told to do is contact the local health protection team.

This team will also contact schools directly if they become aware that someone who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) attended the school – as identified by NHS Test and Trace.

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