Latest infection rates in every Surrey area ahead of Tier system review

Infection rates in Surrey’s 11 districts and boroughs are continuing to climb ahead of the expected Tier system review.

Since 12.01am on Boxing Day, the whole of the county has been in Tier 4 as Waverley was bumped up from Tier 2 following an increase in coronavirus cases.

It means staying at home is the default for all Surrey residents, unless there is a reasonable excuse such as work or education.

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The Government has said the measures would be reviewed every two weeks, but areas can be moved into higher tiers beforehand if urgent action is required. The next formal Tier system review is expected on Wednesday (December 30).

As case numbers and infection rates have followed an upwards trend over the past two weeks, it seems unlikely Surrey will see an easing of restrictions.

Tier allocation is based on five indicators, including infection rates across all age groups. Case detection rates in the over 60s, the rate at which cases are rising or falling, the positivity rate (the number of positive cases as a percentage of tests taken) and pressure on the NHS are also used to determine which area is in which Tier.

Tandridge currently has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey. Department of Health figures show that, in the seven days to December 23, the district in the far east of the county had an infection rate of 585.5.

The second highest infection rate in the county is in Spelthorne (579.9) followed by Epsom and Ewell (574.2).

Guildford and Waverley have the lowest infection rates in the county, with 349 and 322.2 new cases per 100,000 people respectively recorded in the same period.

Breakdown of figures for Surrey

From left to right, the figures show the infection rate for the seven days leading to December 23, followed by the number of new cases in brackets for that same period.

Afterwards is the infection rate of new cases in the seven days leading to December 16, followed by the number of new cases recorded in that same period, to provide a week-on-week comparison.

Tandridge – 585.5, (516), 406.2, (358)

Spelthorne – 579.9, (579), 411.6, (411)

Epsom and Ewell – 574.2, (463), 378.3, (305)

Elmbridge – 527.1, (721), 280.0, (383)

Woking – 522.9, (527), 387.9, (391)

Surrey Heath – 478.1, (427), 389.7, (348)

Reigate and Banstead – 453.8, (675), 339.5, (505)

Runnymede – 405.9, (363), 344.4, (308)

Mole Valley – 365.6, (319), 251.0, (219)

Guildford – 349.0, (520), 261.1, (389)

Waverley – 322.2, (407), 216.9, (274)

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