Latest Surrey coronavirus figures as more than 750 new cases recorded in 24 hours

Another 24 coronavirus -related deaths have been reported at hospital trusts in Surrey – while another 759 cases have been confirmed across the county.

Although Saturday’s (January 16) figure still represents a significant increase in 24 hours, it is down on yesterday’s rise of 890.

New NHS England figures show that 14 deaths were recorded at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, with five at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

There were three more Covid deaths at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and two at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The Government said a further 1,295 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 88,590.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 104,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 41,346 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,357,361.

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 3,559,179 as of January 15, according to Government data published on Saturday – marking a rise of 324,233 from Friday’s figures.

So far, 447,261 second doses have been administered in the UK, including 424,327 in England.

The total number of jabs administered in the UK, including both first and second doses, is 4,006,440.

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The area in Surrey with the highest amount of new cases was Guildford, where there are another 117 cases of the virus.

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough (increase shown is from the last 24 hours)

  • Elmbridge: 5,909 (increase of 53)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 4,031 (increase of 52)
  • Guildford: 5,746 (increase of 117)
  • Mole Valley: 3,442 (increase of 33)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 6,872 (increase of 115)
  • Runnymede: 4,302 (increase of 53)
  • Spelthorne: 5,5591 (increase of 73)
  • Surrey Heath: 4,351 (increase of 80)
  • Tandridge: 4,322 (increase of 50)
  • Waverley: 4,656 (increase of 64)
  • Woking : 5,099 (increase of 69)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 764 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 505 (increase of three)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 406 (increase of 14)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 326 (no change)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 184 (increase of five)
  • 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)

Professor Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said there would be lots of new coronavirus variants this year but the current vaccines should protect against the strains circulating in the UK.

He told Today: “As we look forward through 2021, we’re going to see lots of new variants and we’re going to have to get used to that.

“But the critical question is whether some of these new variants are adapting because of immunity amongst human populations – whether that is because of infection… or indeed as a result of vaccination.”

But he said that new variants were being detected early, and stressed: “If indeed we do need to make new vaccines we will be able to stand those up really quickly.”

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