New cases of coronavirus confirmed in six parts of Surrey

Six Surrey boroughs and districts have reported new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Figures released by the Department of Health and Social Care today (August 18) say Surrey has a total of 4,887 confirmed cases.

It is a rise of 11 cases in the past 24 hours – you can see the breakdown by area below.

Across the UK 320,286 people have tested positive for coronavirus, a rise of 1,089 since yesterday.

Another 12 people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, taking the total number of fatalities to 41,381 .

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough as of Tuesday:

  • Elmbridge: 459 (increase of three)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 345 (no change)
  • Guildford: 579 (increase of three)
  • Mole Valley: 336 (no change)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 800 (no change)
  • Runnymede: 347 (increase of one)
  • Spelthorne: 354 (increase of one)
  • Surrey Heath: 456 (no change)
  • Tandridge: 336 (no change)
  • Waverley: 480 (increase of two)
  • Woking: 395 (increase of one)

No more deaths with coronavirus have been reported by trusts operating in and around Surrey, and the area’s total remains at 1,198 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Please see below for a breakdown of deaths recorded per trust:

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365

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

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

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed Public Health England (PHE) would be scrapped with immediate effect, despite anger about him doing so in the middle of a pandemic.

PHE’s coronavirus testing and research will be merged with that of the much-criticised NHS Test and Trace programme, to be overseen by the new National Institute for Health Protection.

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