New coronavirus figures for Surrey show where infection rates are rising

New data has been released on coronavirus infection rates across Surrey.

The figures show that rates have gone up in two areas of the county.

In a welcome sign, the weekly rate has fallen in nine areas .

Runnymede has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 50 confirmed cases in Runnymede in the week ending March 23, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 55.9 cases per 100,000 people.

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The lowest infection rate in the county is in Epsom and Ewell where the latest rate is 18.6 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 21 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in one area of Surrey.

The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 28.3 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 339 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending March 23, which is 62 fewer cases than the previous week. The number of cases has fallen in the county by 15 per cent.

What the figures for each area of Surrey show

In Runnymede, there were 50 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 23, which is 4 more than the previous 7 days.

The infection rate in Runnymede is slightly down on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 9 per cent.

There were 44 positive tests over the last week in Spelthorne, which is 16 fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Spelthorne is down by 27 per cent and the latest infection rate is 44.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In Woking, the latest infection rate is 41.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 7 per cent.

The latest rates
The latest rates
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A total of 42 people tested positive for Covid in Woking over the seven days ending on March 23, which is 3 fewer than the week before.

Reigate and Banstead recorded 44 coronavirus cases, which is 5 fewer than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Reigate and Banstead is 29.6 cases per 100,000 people and that is down by 10 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is down in Guildford, where there were 35 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 23, which is 11 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 24 per cent compared to the previous week.

Tandridge saw a total of 19 cases in the week ending March 23, which is 7 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 27 per cent.

There was a fall of 33 per cent in cases in Elmbridge over the week ending March 23. Elmbridge recorded 29 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 14 fewer than the previous week.

In Mole Valley, the number of cases was down 33 per cent. There were 18 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 23, which is 9 fewer than the previous 7 days.

There were 18 cases recorded in Surrey Heath, which is 2 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 10 per cent.

Waverley recorded 25 cases in the week ending March 23, which is 5 more than the previous week, and equivalent to a rise of 25 per cent.

Epsom and Ewell, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 15 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 23, which is 4 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Epsom and Ewell, is down by 21 per cent.

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