Significant rise in coronavirus cases in Surrey as latest breakdown released

Another 155 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Surrey in the last 24 hours.

The total is well above Friday’s increase of 115, although there have been no new deaths recorded at trusts serving people in Surrey.

More than a fifth of the new cases are in Waverley.

The borough’s rise by 34 comes as it emerged today that in the UK there have been a further 16,171 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

That brings the total number of cases to 705,428.

Elmbridge, the only area here currently under tougher Tier 2 restrictions, saw another 22 cases.

Across the UK, a total of 150 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday – taking the UK total to 43,579.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,016 (increase of 22)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 566  (increase of 10)
  • Guildford: 974  (increase of 16)
  • Mole Valley: 560 (increase of 8)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,109 (increase of 6)
  • Runnymede: 613  (increase of 13)
  • Spelthorne: 659  (increase of 7)
  • Surrey Heath: 706  (increase of 14)
  • Tandridge: 534  (increase of 6)
  • Waverley: 891  (increase of 34)
  • Woking: 693 (increase of 19)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 377 (no change)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 283 (no change)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 194 (no change)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98 (no change)
  • 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)

According to the Press Association, the number of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital on Thursday and the total number of patients in hospital and those on ventilators in each region of England, as of Saturday, are as follows.

The previous week’s figures are in brackets:

East of England – 41 admitted (23), 229 in hospital (132), 21 on ventilators (17)

London – 78 (39), 467 (314), 82 (52)

Midlands – 146 (77), 823 (516), 91 (82)

North East & Yorkshire – 184 (125), 1,165 (847), 109 (97)

North West – 258 (178), 1,703 (1,167), 160 (133)

South East – 52 (36), 269 (161), 11 (10)

South West – 33 (35), 158 (88), 20 (5)

The new data comes amid fresh debate about a so-called circuit breaker to stop the spread of the virus in the UK.

Former Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt today indicated his support for such a measure amid a public row with several northern regions about tighter restrictions.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’ve always thought that it’s better to do things quickly and decisively than to wait until the virus has grown, so I have a lot of sympathy with that.

“But I think more important right now is we stop this public war of words between local leaders and national leaders because in a pandemic the most important thing is a consistent message because you really have to have compliance with the very, very important public health messages about social distancing.

“And if local leaders and national leaders are saying different things, it’s incredibly damaging.

“I really do urge Andy Burnham and other local leaders to have these arguments, and I’m sure they’re very fierce arguments and I’m sure there’s some justification for some of their concerns, but have those arguments in private not in public because that’s so damaging to the national fight against the virus.”

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