Surrey coronavirus cases rise by more than 200 in 24 hours

Another 202 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Surrey in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures from Public Health England today (Monday, October 19).

It is another significant rise in infections for the county – coming after 155 cases were reported on Saturday and 148 on Sunday.

There have now been 8,671 cases recorded across Surrey since the start of the pandemic.

There have been no new reports of deaths at hospital trusts serving the Surrey area.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,081 (increase of 35)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 590 (increase of 16)
  • Guildford: 1,021 (increase of 21)
  • Mole Valley: 587 (increase of 17)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,150 (increase of 29)
  • Runnymede: 638 (increase of 15)
  • Spelthorne: 687 (increase of 17)
  • Surrey Heath: 728 (increase of 13)
  • Tandridge: 552 (increase of 8)
  • Waverley: 924 (increase of 18)
  • Woking: 713 (increase of 13)

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)

A total of 18,804 new lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported today in the UK.

That increase brings the total number of cases in the UK to 741,212.

The Government also said a further 80 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday. This brings the UK total to 43,726.

Meanwhile, the Government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has said it is “unlikely” that a coronavirus vaccine will stop the disease completely.

Giving evidence to the joint Commons and Lords National Security Strategy Committee, Sir Patrick said that only one disease – smallpox – had ever been completely eradicated.

He said that in future, treating Covid-19 may become more like seasonal flu.

“I think it is unlikely that we will end up with a truly sterilising vaccine that completely stops infection,” he said.

“It is likely that this disease will circulate and be pandemic. My assessment – and I think that’s the view of many people – is that’s the likely outcome.

“Clearly as management becomes better, as you get vaccination that will decrease the chance of infection and the severity of the disease – or whatever the protocols of the vaccines are – this then starts to look more like annual flu than anything else and that may be the direction we end up going in.”

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