Seven areas of Surrey record new coronavirus cases

Another 16 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figures released today (August 20)

The region has seen a total of 4,921 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic – you can see the breakdown by area below.

Across the UK, six more people have died in hospital within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, taking the total to 41,403.

Another 1,182 infections have been reported, meaning 322,280 people have tested positive since the start of the pandemic.

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.

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

  • Elmbridge: 462 (no change)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 346 (no change)
  • Guildford: 588 (increase of two)
  • Mole Valley: 337 (no change)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 804 (increase of two)
  • Runnymede: 349 (no change)
  • Spelthorne: 357 (increase of three)
  • Surrey Heath: 457 (increase of one)
  • Tandridge: 337 (increase of one)
  • Waverley: 484 (increase of three)
  • Woking: 400 (increase of four)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:

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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Meanwhile, NHS staff are participating in a trial which aims to see if dogs can sniff out Covid-19.

Scientists are seeking “odour samples” to see if dogs can accurately pick up the scent of coronavirus, even in people who are asymptomatic.

As part of the trial, led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the charity Medical Detection Dogs and Durham University, volunteers will provide samples of breath and body odour by wearing a mask for three hours, socks and a T-shirt for 12 hours. Kettering General Hospital has seen 92 staff sign up to the trial.

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