Seven more coronavirus deaths in Surrey as latest area breakdown issued

Seven more people have died at NHS trusts serving Surrey, the latest daily figures show.

The latest official daily data shows there have been two more deaths at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, two at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, two at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and one at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

It came as 221 new cases were recorded in the county.

The biggest increase was in Guildford, where 35 new cases were reported.

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,507 (increase of 16)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 852 (increase of 10)
  • Guildford: 1,489 (increase of 35)
  • Mole Valley: 941 (increase of 32)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,502 (increase of 20)
  • Runnymede: 934 (increase of 21)
  • Spelthorne: 1,063 (increase of 22)
  • Surrey Heath: 940 (increase of 10)
  • Tandridge: 765 (increase of 13)
  • Waverley: 1,312 (increase of 15)
  • Woking: 1,045 (increase of 27)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 398 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 300 (increase of two)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 263 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 198 (increase of two)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 104 (increase of one)
  • Woking Community Hospital – one (no change)
  • Nuffield Health, Woking – one (no change)
  • Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two (no change)
  • Walton Community Hospital – four (no change)
  • St Magnus in Haslemere – two (no change)

It came as Boris Johnson continued to express hope that science would prove effective in tackling coronavirus.

He told a Downing Street press conference: “I think that the real progress we’re getting to see is with science, and as (England’s chief medical officer) Chris Whitty often says, there isn’t a virus that has threatened humanity that we haven’t beaten by science.

“The number of shots that are currently raining down on the goal is very, very considerable from the scientists and the doctors, and one of them, I believe, is going to get to get through, and get through very soon.”

He said the four-week coronavirus lockdown in England will be enough to have a “real impact” on the spread of the disease.

The Prime Minister told a No 10 news conference that while many people were “anxious, weary and fed up” the measures were strictly time-limited.

“The advice I have received suggests that four weeks is enough for these measures to make a real impact,” he said.

“These rules will expire and on December 2 we plan to move back to a tiered approach. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

“These are difficult times. While it pains me to have to ask once again once again for so many to give up so much, I know we can get through this.”

Surrey Live – News