Two more coronavirus deaths in Surrey hospitals as cases rise in every area of county

Another 42 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Surrey in the last 24 hours, according to the latest figures from Public Health England (October 1).

Elmbridge saw the biggest increase for the second day running, with seven new cases, while there were six in Guildford.

Four new infections were confirmed in Spelthorne, which remains an “area of concern” for officials.

Every area of the county recorded new cases, with the total number of confirmed infections across Surrey since the start of the pandemic now standing at 6,085.

The new deaths were recorded at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust on September 27 and September 29.

Today’s data (Thursday) also shows the total number of UK cases has risen by 6,914 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 460,178.

There have been 59 more deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the UK total to 42,202.

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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 618 ( increase of seven )
  • Epsom and Ewell: 419 ( increase of two )
  • Guildford: 706 ( increase of six )
  • Mole Valley: 396 ( increase of four )
  • Reigate and Banstead: 916 ( increase of three )
  • Runnymede: 455 ( increase of one )
  • Spelthorne: 503 ( increase of four )
  • Surrey Heath: 535 (increase of two )
  • Tandridge: 418 ( increase of five )
  • Waverley: 618 ( increase of four )
  • Woking: 501 ( increase of four )

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Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 372 (increase of two)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 277
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 194
  • 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.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock today said there were “early signs” that restrictions imposed in the past month were beginning to have an impact.

But announcing new local lockdowns in parts of the North West and North East including Liverpool and Middlesbrough, he said the second peak in coronavirus infections was “highly localised” and in some areas it was “spreading fast”.

Proposals being considered in Whitehall could see a simpler, three-tiered approach to local restrictions, although these have yet to be finalised.

Mr Hancock said: “Today’s React study from Imperial College suggests that whilst the R number (the average number of people infected by someone with coronavirus) remains above one, there are early signs that it may be falling,” he said.

“We must not let up, but people everywhere can take some small hope that our efforts together may be beginning to work – I put it no stronger than that, cases are still rising.”

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