Surrey coronavirus infection rates rise in seven areas

Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in seven areas of Surrey in the latest weekly figures.

The weekly rate has fallen in three areas , and rates have stayed level in one area according to data from Public Health England.

Reigate and Banstead has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data.

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There were 463 confirmed cases in Reigate and Banstead in the week ending September 19, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 310.2 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Waverley where the latest rate is 171.5 cases per 100,000 population and is down by five per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in three areas of Surrey.

The table below shows the infection rate and change for each area

The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 250.1 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 2992 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending September 19, which is 252 more cases than the previous week.

The number of cases has risen in the county by nine per cent.

Area-by-area breakdown of infection rates across Surrey

In Reigateand Banstead , there were 463 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 19, which is 97 more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Reigate and Banstead is slightly up on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 27 per cent.

There were 425 positive tests over the last week in Elmbridge, which is 85 more than in the previous week..

The week-on-week trend in Elmbridge is up by 25 per cent and the latest infection rate is 309.7 cases per 100,000 people.

In Epsom and Ewell , the latest infection rate is 295.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 27 per cent.

A total of 239 people tested positive for Covid in Epsom and Ewell over the seven days ending on September 19, which is 51 more than the week before.

Surrey Heath recorded 241 coronavirus cases, which is 20 more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Surrey Heath is 270.2 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by nine per cent week-on-week.

The trend is up in Guildford , where there were 396 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 19, which is 34 more than the previous seven days.

That is up nine per cent compared to the previous week.

Runnymede saw a total of 210 cases in the week ending September 19, which is 17 more than the previous week. That is a rise of nine per cent.

There was a rise of 1 per cent in cases in Spelthorne over the week ending September 19. Spelthorne recorded 230 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 3 more than the previous week.

In Tandridge , the number of cases was down 13 per cent. There were 194 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 19, which is 29 fewer than the previous seven days.

There were 209 cases recorded in Woking , which is exactly the same as the previous week.

Mole Valley recorded 168 cases in the week ending September 19, which is 14 fewer than the previous week, and equivalent to a fall of eight per cent.

Waverley , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 217 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 19, which is 12 fewer than the previous seven days.

The rate in Waverley, is down by five per cent.

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