Surrey coronavirus death toll rises as UK cases surpass one million mark

More coronavirus deaths have been confirmed across Surrey – as it was revealed more than a million people across the UK have now been diagnosed with the virus.

Figures released on Saturday (October 31) showed another 21,915 lab-confirmed cases were reported as of 9am, meaning the total now stands at 1,011,660.

Of Surrey’s 192 new cases recorded overnight, the biggest increase was in Reigate and Banstead, where 37 new infections were confirmed.

There are 32 new cases in Waverley and 31 in Guildford.

The latest NHS England statistics show eight new deaths have been recorded in hospital trusts serving Surrey – although it should be noted that these figures are subject to revision over the next few days.

Across the UK, another 326 people have died within 28 days of a positive test, making a total of 46,555 since the start of the pandemic.

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 62,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 1,403 (increase of 17)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 779 (increase of 20)
  • Guildford: 1,340 (increase of 21)
  • Mole Valley: 789 (increase of 21)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 1,396 (increase of 12)
  • Runnymede: 852 (increase of 13)
  • Spelthorne: 910 (increase of 19)
  • Surrey Heath: 868 (increase of 9)
  • Tandridge: 706 (increase of 10)
  • Waverley: 1,209 (increase of 24)
  • Woking: 930 (increase of 26)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 390 ( increase of three )
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 295 ( increase of three )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 263 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 195 (no change)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 101 ( increase of two )
  • 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)

The Government said a further 274 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday. This brings the UK total to 46,229.

Another 24,405 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus have also been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases to 989,745.

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 61,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

Meanwhile the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said firms are facing a “bleak winter” after the Government confirmed a second national lockdown for England starting on Wednesday.

FSB national chairman Mike Cherry said: “Today’s announcement, however necessary, will inevitably leave many small firms facing the bleakest winter they have ever seen and the second deep recession in 12 months. Urgent clarity is needed on how small businesses and the self-employed will be supported through this.

“For the first wave lockdown, FSB encouraged the Government to create financial support schemes for businesses based on three principles – to be as generous as possible, to as many as possible, and as swift as possible.

“We will now need the Government to match this scale of ambition, incorporating lessons learned from earlier this year – a second wave support package to offset the impact of a second wave of restrictions. This will help the country’s small businesses to make it through to the spring and be able to drive the recovery.”

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