Surrey records 50 new coronavirus deaths as cases continue to climb by hundreds

A further 50 coronavirus -related hospital deaths have been reported at hospital trusts operating in Surrey according to the NHS England update on Friday (January 15).

The number of cases in the county has increased by 1,016, up from yesterday’s 890.

New figures show that 42 deaths were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, one was reported at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and seven at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

The Government said a further 1,280 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 87,295.

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 102,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 55,761 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 3,316,019.

The number of people in the UK to have been given a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine is 3,234,946 as of January 14, according to Government data published on Friday – marking a rise of 316,694 from Thursday’s figures.

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

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

  • Elmbridge: 5,856 (increase of 58)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 3,979 (increase of 69)
  • Guildford: 5,629 (increase of 91)
  • Mole Valley: 3,409 (increase of 75)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 6,757 (increase of 160)
  • Runnymede: 4,249 (increase of 43)
  • Spelthorne: 5,518 (increase of 145)
  • Surrey Heath: 4,271 (increase of 74)
  • Tandridge: 4,272 (increase of 85)
  • Waverley: 4,592 (increase of 121)
  • Woking : 5,030 (increase of 95)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 762 (increase of 42)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 502 (no change)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 392 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 326 (increase of one)
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 172 (increase of seven)
  • 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)

Speaking to reporters on Friday afternoon, policing minister Kit Malthouse said it was vital “we all do our best to try and make sure this is the last lockdown that we go through”, as he called for people to “play within the spirit as well as the strict interpretation of the rules” to get back to “some sort of normality later this year”.

Asked if the Government was worried that the R number doesn’t seem to be coming down and if tougher restrictions are going to become necessary to tackle coronavirus, Mr Malthouse said: “That all depends on the numbers and on people’s willingness to comply.

“It’s absolutely vital at this point in the progress of the virus that we all do our best to try and make sure this is the last lockdown that we go through.

“And that means that we have high compliance, means the numbers will flatten off and we can maintain that capacity in the NHS for those poor people who need it.”

That mission requires people to “look at the rules, play within the spirit as well as the strict interpretation of the rules, and stick together on this one to make sure we can get back to some sort of normality later this year,” he added.

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