Two areas in Surrey see overnight spike in coronavirus cases

There have been a further 23 cases of coronavirus recorded in Surrey in the past 24 hours, according to government figures released today (September 5).

This means the total cases in Surrey now sits at 5,237.

Elbridge’s cases increased by six overnight, while Woking has added five new cases to its tally.

Across the UK, 12 new deaths have been confirmed meaning the total coronavirus related deaths now sits at 41,549.

So far across the UK, 344,164 have tested positive for coronavirus with 1,813 new cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.

No new coronavirus deaths have been reported by a trust operating in and around Surrey, with the total remaining at 1,199 since the start of the pandemic.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough:

  • Elmbridge: 521 (increase of six)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 365 (increase of one)
  • Guildford: 619 (increase of two)
  • Mole Valley: 362 (no change)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 840 (increase of two)
  • Runnymede: 366 (no change)
  • Spelthorne: 391 (increase of two)
  • Surrey Heath: 477 (increase of three)
  • Tandridge: 354 (increase of one)
  • Waverley: 524 ( increase of one)
  • Woking: 418 (increase of five)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey:

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 365
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 277
  • 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.

Meanwhile, associate professor of infection modelling at the University of Warwick, Dr Mike Tildesley said there are fears universities could act as “amplifiers” for spreading the virus.

He told BBC Breakfast: “What we need to remember is at the moment in the country we’re dealing with a series of really local outbreaks that we’re trying to manage with local control policies.

“But when students come to university, potentially they’re travelling across the country and possibly they may be moving from parts of the country where there’s a lot of infection to parts of the country where there may not be as much infection.

“So there is the possibility that when these students move long distances they could carry infection with them.”

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