Six more die of coronavirus in Surrey hospital trusts as cases continue to rise

Six more people have died of coronavirus in Surrey hospital trusts, the latest daily figures show (Friday).

Three deaths were under the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – which also runs hospitals in Berkshire – while two patients died at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and one at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust.

It comes as 173 new cases were reported across the county.

The breakdown for each area of the county shows that Woking had the most new cases with 28.

There were 27 new confirmed infections in Guildford.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,889 (increase of 16)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,244 (increase of 15)
  • Guildford: 2,053 (increase of 27)
  • Mole Valley: 1,237 (increase of 15)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 2,040 (increase of 19)
  • Runnymede: 1,567 (increase of 10)
  • Spelthorne: 1,693 (increase of 10)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,293 (increase of 14)
  • Tandridge: 1,103 (increase of 10)
  • Waverley: 1,617 (increase of 9)
  • Woking: 1,498 (increase of 28)

The Government said a further 521 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 57,551.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 72,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government said that, as of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 16,022 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,589,301.

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 440 ( increase of three )
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 325 ( increase of two )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 289 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 222 ( increase of one )
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 113 (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)

Meanwhile, drinkers visiting pubs in England’s Tier 2 regions will have to leave the premises once they have finished their food.

Under the new post-lockdown guidance, pubs in Tier 2 areas can only stay open if they can function as a restaurant and alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman, asked how long drinkers can stay in the pub after purchasing a substantial meal, said: “We’ve been clear that, in Tier 2 I believe, that you need to have a substantial meal if ordering any alcohol and it remains the case that the guidance says that once the meal is finished, it is at that point.”

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