Surrey coronavirus infection rates drop in every area as case numbers fall

Cases are down in all eleven areas in Surrey once again.

However, the downward trend has slowed slightly in most of the county. In every area apart from Guildford and Runnymede, the drop in cases was slightly lower week-on-week compared to yesterday.

Cases are still falling faster in Surrey than in England as a whole. The latest infection rate for Surrey is 262.3 cases per 100,000 people in week ending January 27, that is down 35 per cent on the week before, and a larger percentage drop than England, which is down 30 per cent.

There were 3,138 positive tests across Surrey in week ending January 27, and that is 1,699 fewer than the previous week.

Elmbridge now has the lowest rate in Surrey after cases fell 40 per cent in a week.

The rate is now 182.8 cases per 100,000 people.

The highest rate is still in Reigate and Banstead, and the rates are not falling as quickly in this borough as they are in the rest of the county.

Surrey covid infection rates

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The Government said a further 587 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 106,158.

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 123,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 21,088 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,817,176.

Vaccination numbers

Government data up to January 30 shows of the 9,468,382 jabs given in the UK so far, 8,977,329 were first doses – a rise of 598,389 on the previous day’s figures.

Some 491,053 were second doses, an increase of 10,621 on figures released the previous day.

The seven-day rolling average of first doses given in the UK is now 374,858.

Based on the latest figures, an average of 401,512 first doses of vaccine would be needed each day in order to meet the Government’s target of 15 million first doses by February 15.

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