Only one part of Surrey has seen its Covid infection rate fall

Only one area of Surrey has seen its coronavirus infection rate fall over the last seven days, with the other 10 areas suffering an increase in cases.

Only Runnymede experienced a drop in its rate, which fell 8 per cent to 212.6 cases per 100,000 during the week ending September 26.

Runnymede has the lowest rate in the county.

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

There were 615 confirmed cases in Elmbridge in the week ending September 26, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 448.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in four areas of Surrey.

The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 333.3 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 3,987 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending September 26, which is 986 more cases than the previous week. The number of cases has risen in the county by 33 per cent.

Covid rates have increased in all but one part of the county
Covid rates have increased in all but one part of the county

What are the coronavirus infection rates across Surrey?

In Elmbridge, there were 615 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 26, which is 192 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Elmbridge is slightly up on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 45 per cent.

There were 358 positive tests over the last week in Epsom and Ewell, which is 118 more than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Epsom and Ewell is up by 49 per cent and the latest infection rate is 442.0 cases per 100,000 people.

In Reigate and Banstead, the latest infection rate is 410.7 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 32 per cent.

A total of 613 people tested positive for Covid in Reigate and Banstead over the seven days ending on September 26, which is 149 more than the week before.

Tandridge recorded 322 coronavirus cases, which is 128 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Tandridge is 363.7 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by 66 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Guildford, where there were 480 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 26, which is 80 more than the previous seven days. That is up by 20 per cent compared to the previous week.

Spelthorne saw a total of 318 cases in the week ending September 26, which is 88 more than the previous week. That is a rise of 38 per cent.

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There was a rise of 12 per cent in cases in Surrey Heath over the week ending September 26. Surrey Heath recorded 272 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 30 more than the previous week.

In Waverley, the number of cases was up 61 per cent. There were 351 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 26, which is 133 more than the previous seven days.

There were 249 cases recorded in Woking, which is 37 more than the previous week – a rise of 17 per cent.

Mole Valley recorded 217 cases in the week ending September 26, which is 48 more than the previous week, and equivalent to a rise of 28 per cent.

Runnymede, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 192 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 26, which is 17 fewer than the previous seven days. The rate in Runnymede, is down by 8 per cent.

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