Another 18 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to the latest Government figures released today (August 24).
There has now been a total of 4,991 cases of coronavirus. The highest rise today was in Elmbridge, with another six positive tests reported.
UK-wide, four more people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test, bringing the death toll to 41,433. The total number of cases has now risen to 326,614 after 853 more people tested positive.
No more deaths with coronavirus have been reported by trusts operating in and around Surrey, with the total remaining at 1,198 since the start of the pandemic.
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough:
- Elmbridge: 480 (increase of six)
- Epsom and Ewell: 348 (no change)
- Guildford: 598 (increase of three)
- Mole Valley: 342 ( increase of one )
- Reigate and Banstead: 811 ( increase of two )
- Runnymede: 356 ( increase of two )
- Spelthorne: 358 (no change)
- Surrey Heath: 460 (no change)
- Tandridge: 341 ( increase of one )
- Waverley: 493 ( increase of two )
- Woking: 404 (increase of one)
Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 276
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260
Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 189
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98
Woking Community Hospital – one
Nuffield Health, Woking – one
Mount Alvernia, Guildford – two
Walton Community Hospital – four
St Magnus in Haslemere – two
It is worth noting that some of these trusts operate sites outside of Surrey, for example Frimley Health runs Wexham Park in Slough.
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