Surrey coronavirus infection rates fall in seven areas

Coronavirus infection rates have fallen in seven areas of Surrey.

Runnymede now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 47 confirmed cases in Runnymede in the week ending March 14, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 52.6 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Waverley where the latest rate is 12.7 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 48 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is lower than the national average in all eleven local authority areas in Surrey, the rate for all of Surrey is now 36.1 cases per 100,000 people, and is down by 9 per cent.

There were a total of 432 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending March 14, which is 35 more cases than the previous week. The number of cases has risen in the county by 9 per cent.

Latest Covid infection rates across Surrey
Latest Covid infection rates across Surrey
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In Runnymede, there were 47 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 14, which is 20 more than the previous 7 days. The infection rate in Runnymede is slightly up on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 74 per cent.

There were 48 positive tests over the last week in Spelthorne, which is 4 fewer than in the previous week. The week-on-week trend in Spelthorne is down by 8 per cent and the latest infection rate is 48.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In Woking, the latest infection rate is 47.6 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 4 per cent.

A total of 48 people tested positive for Covid in Woking over the seven days ending on March 14, which is 2 fewer than the week before.

Reigate and Banstead recorded 69 coronavirus cases, which is 34 more than in the previous seven days. The latest infection rate in Reigate and Banstead is 46.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by 97 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Mole Valley, where there were 34 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 14, which is 10 more than the previous 7 days. That is up by 42 per cent compared to the previous week.

Elmbridge saw a total of 49 cases in the week ending March 14, which is 1 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 2 per cent.

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There was a fall of 4 per cent in cases in Guildford over the week ending March 14. Guildford recorded 51 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 2 fewer than the previous week.

In Tandridge, the number of cases was up 4 per cent. There were 29 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 14, which is 1 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 21 cases recorded in Epsom and Ewell, which is 4 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 16 per cent.

Surrey Heath recorded 20 cases in the week ending March 14, which is 2 fewer than the previous week, and equivalent to a fall of 9 per cent.

Waverley, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 16 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 14, which is 15 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Waverley, is down by 48 per cent.

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