47 more Surrey coronavirus deaths recorded as hundreds of new cases reported across county – Surrey Live

Forty-seven more coronavirus deaths have been reported at hospital trusts serving Surrey.

New data from NHS England shows that 17 of the deaths were registered at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Twelve deaths were recorded at both Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Three deaths were also reported at both Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

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The stark new figures come as 647 new cases of Covid-19 were reported across the county today, Tuesday, January 19 by the Government.

The biggest rise was in Reigate and Banstead, where 96 new cases were registered.

It remains the area of the county to have recorded the most cases since the virus first arrived.

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

  • Elmbridge: 6,193 (increase of 52)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 4,293 (increase of 53)
  • Guildford: 5,943 (increase of 59)
  • Mole Valley: 3,583 (increase of 49)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 7,222 (increase of 96)
  • Runnymede: 4,500 (increase of 51)
  • Spelthorne: 5,871 (increase of 72)
  • Surrey Heath: 4,543 (increase of 50)
  • Tandridge: 4,500 (increase of 57)
  • Waverley: 4,840 (increase of 35)
  • Woking : 5,341 (increase of 73)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 830 (increase of 17)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 536 (increase of 12)
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 424 (increase of three)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 338 ( increase of 12 )
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 192 (increase of three)
  • 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)

It comes as the UK reported the highest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started.

Public Health England (PHE) said a further 1,610 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 – the highest number of UK deaths reported on a single day since the outbreak began.

The new record brings the UK total for those who have died after contracting coronavirus to 91,470.

Dr Yvonne Doyle, PHE’s medical director, warned the country should be braced for further deaths and urged people to keep to the current social restrictions.

“Each death is a tragedy and the number of Covid-19 related deaths within 28 days of a positive test will continue for some time throughout this second wave,” she said.

“Whilst there are some early signs that show our sacrifices are working, we must continue to strictly abide by the measures in place. By reducing our contacts and staying at home we will see a fall in the number of infections over time.”

The Government also said that, as of 9am on Tuesday, there had been a further 33,355 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, bringing the total to just under 3.5 million.

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