Three more coronavirus deaths have been recorded in a Surrey hospital as the latest figures revealed a huge rise of 440 new cases overnight.
The new Covid-19 related fatalities were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Of the new cases in the last 24 hours the largest increase was in Surrey Heath, where there were 70 more positive tests.
There are 54 new cases in Woking, followed by 48 in Spelthorne, Public Health England data shows (Sunday, December 13).
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The Government said a further 144 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday.
A total of 64,170 deaths have now been recorded across the UK since the start of the pandemic.
As of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 18,447 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, making a total of 1,849,403.
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough
- Elmbridge: 2,295 (increase of 22)
- Epsom and Ewell: 1,571 (increase of 36)
- Guildford: 2,473 (increase of 46)
- Mole Valley: 1,485 (increase of 14)
- Reigate and Banstead: 2,474 (increase of 47)
- Runnymede: 2,075 (increase of 36)
- Spelthorne: 2,121 (increase of 48)
- Surrey Heath: 1,653 (increase of 70)
- Tandridge: 1,465 (increase of 30)
- Waverley: 1,874 (increase of 37)
- Woking: 2,070 (increase of 54)
Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey
- Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 464 ( increase of three )
- Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 356 ( no change )
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 303 ( no change )
- Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 241 (no change)
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 128 ( no change )
- 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)
Meanwhile Sarah Gilbert, lead researcher on the Oxford Vaccine Development Programme, emphasised today that behaviour over the festive period will have a “big impact” on how long it will take to get back to normal.
She told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “What we’ve seen in the US is that after Thanksgiving, when people were travelling and mixing, there’s now been a big surge in infections and they’re seeing 3,000 deaths a day now – the highest rate there’s ever been in any country.
“If we have that kind of thing happening over the Christmas holidays in this country, with very high transmission rates then possible in January, it’s going to take so much longer to get things back to normal.”