Surrey coronavirus latest as 68 fatalities recorded on day the highest number of UK deaths reported

Sixty-eight new coronavirus related hospital deaths have been reported in Surrey as the number of cases increased by 911.

New figures from NHS England show that 17 deaths were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, 10 at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, 16 at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, while 24 were reported at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and one at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

The Government said a further 1,564 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday – the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began.

The previous highest daily toll was on Friday, when 1,325 were reported to have died. The newly reported deaths brings the UK total to 84,767.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Wednesday, there had been a further 47,525 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,211,576.

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The area in Surrey with the highest amount of new cases was Reigate and Banstead while the area with teh lowest was Surrey Heath.

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

  • Elmbridge: 5,726 (increase of 90)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 3,850 (increase of 46)
  • Guildford: 5,440 (increase of 77)
  • Mole Valley: 3,315 (increase of 67)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 6,457 (increase of 150)
  • Runnymede: 4,159 (increase of 59)
  • Spelthorne: 5,296 (increase of 102)
  • Surrey Heath: 4,086 (increase of 44)
  • Tandridge: 4,121 (increase of 83)
  • Waverley: 4,383 (increase of 69)
  • Woking : 4,843 (increase of 124)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 696 (increase of 17)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 499 (increase of 10)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 385 (increase of 16 )
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 312 (increase of 24)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 172 ( increase of one )
  • 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 suggested schools may not reopen after the February half-term but said the priority was to reopen them “as soon as possible”.

The Prime Minister told the Liaison Committee: “The priority is if we can achieve what we want to achieve with the vaccination programme, the priority is obviously to get schools open as soon as possible.

“Whether we can do that after the half-term break in the middle of February, whether we can begin to do that, depends on a number of things.”

He said it depended on the success of the vaccination programmes, or discovering any variants are resistant to the vaccine.

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