Surrey coronavirus deaths soar by 47 in 24 hours as more than 1200 new cases recorded

Surrey’s coronavirus death toll has risen by another 47 in the latest figures (January 6).

It comes as 1,218 new cases of coronavirus were recorded across the county in the past 24 hours.

Reigate and Banstead recorded the biggest rise overnight of 211, bringing its total to 5,442 since the start of the pandemic.

Of the new fatalities, 14 were recorded by Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and 25 at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. Five were at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and three further deaths were recorded at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust.

As of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 62,322 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK – the highest daily total reported so far.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 2,836,801.

The Government said a further 1,041 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, bringing the UK total to 77,346.

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 92,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough (increase shown is from the last 24 hours)

  • Elmbridge: 4,942 (increase of 134)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 3,335 (increase of 113)
  • Guildford: 4,693 (increase of 84)
  • Mole Valley: 2,792 (increase of 84)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 5,442 (increase of 211)
  • Runnymede: 3,616 (increase of 86)
  • Spelthorne: 4,497 (increase of 134)
  • Surrey Heath: 3,433 (increase of 88)
  • Tandridge: 3,458 (increase of 135)
  • Waverley: 3,756 (increase of 89)
  • Woking : 4,067 (increase of 60)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 601 (increase of 14)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 449 (increase of 25)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 356 (increase of five)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 275 (increase of three)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 160 (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)

Boris Johnson warned it would take time to ease lockdown restrictions in England which could be in place until the end of March.

The Prime Minister, who came under pressure from senior Tories to commit to easing the restrictions as soon as possible, said there would be “substantial opportunities” for relaxation before March.

But he warned there would not be a “big bang” where all the curbs on freedoms were removed at once.

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