New cases of coronavirus confirmed in four areas of Surrey

Another four cases of coronavirus have been reported in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released by Public Health England today (August 7).

The total number of infections for the area now stands at 4,759. The cases were recorded in Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede and Spelthorne.

There have been 98 more deaths linked to Covid-19 across the UK, raising the death toll to 309,005. Another 871 positive tests have been confirmed, with the total now at 309,005.

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Please see below for a breakdown per district and borough – the change from the previous day is indicated in brackets.

The rate is the amount of cases divided by 100,000 to account for different population sizes in each region.

     

  • Elmbridge: 436 (no change) / Rate: 318
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  • Epsom and Ewell: 340 (no change) / Rate 421
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  • Guildford: 564 (no change) / Rate 377
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  • Mole Valley: 333 (increase of one) / Rate 381
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  • Reigate and Banstead: 787 (increase of one) / Rate 529)
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  • Runnymede: 340 (increase of one) / Rate 380
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  • Spelthorne: 343 (increase of one) / Rate 343
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  • Surrey Heath: 442 (no change) / Rate 494
     
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  • Tandridge: 333 (no change) / Rate 377
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  • Waverley: 472 (no change) / Rate 373
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  • Woking: 371 (no change) / Rate 368
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According to the latest figures from NHS England there have been no further Covid-19 patient deaths recorded by hospital trusts operating in and around Surrey. The figure remains at 1,197 since the start of the pandemic.

Please see below for a breakdown per hospital trust. It is worth noting that some trusts operate sites outside of Surrey, for example St Helier hospital is in Sutton.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 364

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 276

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

Meanwhile the growth rate and R value of coronavirus transmission in the UK has changed slightly since last week – with early indications the value may be increasing.

Figures published on Friday by the Government Office for Science and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) revealed the growth rate to be between minus 5% to 0, slightly up from between minus 4% to minus 1% last week.

The reproduction number, referred to as R, for the UK as a whole is between 0.8 to 1.

In England, the R is between 0.8 and 1, but Sage has indicated it is not confident that R is currently below one in the region.

The R value also appears to be close to 1 in all the other regions.

The estimates for R and growth rate are provided by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a subgroup of Sage.

It said: “We are starting to see early indications that these values may be increasing.

“This is not yet reflected in these estimates because the data used to calculate R and growth rate reflect the situation from a few weeks ago.”

Surrey Live – News