Where Covid infection rates in Surrey are rising and where they are falling – full breakdown

New data has been released showing the coronavirus infection rate in each area of the county.

It shows that rates have gone up in three areas and down in eight.

Runnymede has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 52 confirmed cases in Runnymede in the week ending March 22, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 58.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The lowest infection rate in the county is in Epsom and Ewell where the latest rate is 18.6 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 25 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in one area of Surrey – Runnymede.

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The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 29.5 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 353 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending March 22, which is 66 fewer cases than the previous week. The number of cases has fallen in the county by 16 per cent.

In Runnymede , there were 52 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 22, which is four more than the previous seven days.

The infection rate in Runnymede is slightly down on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by eight per cent.

The latest infection rates
The latest infection rates
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There were 47 positive tests over the last week in Woking , which is three fewer than in the previous week.

The week-on-week trend in Woking is down by six per cent and the latest infection rate is 46.6 cases per 100,000 people.

In Spelthorne , the latest infection rate is 44.1 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone down by 24 per cent.

A total of 44 people tested positive for Covid in Spelthorne over the seven days ending on March 22, which is 14 fewer than the week before.

Tandridge recorded 26 coronavirus cases, which is two more than in the previous seven days.

The latest infection rate in Tandridge is 29.5 cases per 100,000 people and that is up by eight per cent week-on-week.

The trend is down in Reigate and Banstead , where there were 41 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 22, which is 22 fewer than the previous seven days. That is down by 35 per cent compared to the previous week.

Elmbridge saw a total of 34 cases in the week ending March 22, which is 10 fewer than the previous week. That is a fall of 23 per cent.

There was a fall of 28 per cent in cases in Guildford over the week ending March 22. Guildford recorded 33 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 13 fewer than the previous week.

In Waverley , the number of cases was up 86 per cent. There were 26 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 22, which is 12 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 18 cases recorded in Surrey Heath , which is four fewer than the previous week – a fall of 18 per cent.

Mole Valley recorded 17 cases in the week ending March 22, which is 13 fewer than the previous week, and equivalent to a fall of 43 per cent.

Epsom and Ewell , which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 15 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending March 22, which is 5 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Epsom and Ewell, is down by 25 per cent.

Meanwhile, coronavirus infection rates have gone up in more than a third of the local authority areas in the country.

In the week ending March 22 the infection rate went up in 136 (43%) of the council areas in England and stayed level in 5 areas.

In the remaining 174 areas the infection rate went down. That is equivalent to 55% of the 315 local authority districts in England.

Corby is the area with the highest coronavirus infection rate in the country, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 151 confirmed cases in Corby for the week ending March 22, which means the infection rate in the area is 209.1 cases per 100,000 people.

The second highest infection rate is in Barnsley, where there were 174.2 cases per 100,000 population in the same period.

The lowest infection rate in England is in Cotswold. There were just 4 confirmed cases in Cotswold for the week ending March 22, which was 10 fewer than the previous week.

The infection rate in Cotswold is now 4.5 cases per 100,000 people.

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