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Five more coronavirus deaths at Surrey hospitals as 270 new cases confirmed – Surrey Live

Another five coronavirus deaths have been confirmed in Surrey hospitals in the latest daily data released on Friday (December 4).

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust both recorded two new fatalities, with one at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

Friday’s figures also reveal that another 270 positive tests have been confirmed across the county – an increase from yesterday’s rise of 209. 

Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough

  • Elmbridge: 2,042 (increase of 38)
  • Epsom and Ewell: 1,358 (increase of 12)
  • Guildford: 2,207 (increase of 30)
  • Mole Valley: 1,342 (increase of 5)
  • Reigate and Banstead: 2,190 (increase of 20)
  • Runnymede: 1,796 (increase of 42)
  • Spelthorne: 1,827 (increase of 24)
  • Surrey Heath: 1,407 (increase of 18)
  • Tandridge: 1,209 (increase of 19)
  • Waverley: 1,698 (increase of 17)
  • Woking: 1,725 (increase of 45)

Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey

  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 449 (no change)
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 341 ( increase of two )
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 293 (no change)
  • Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 236 ( increase of two )
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 117 (increase of one)
  • 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)

The Government said a further 504 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Friday, bringing the UK total to 60,617.

Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 76,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK.

As of 9am on Friday, there had been a further 16,298 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK.

It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,690,432.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said “some” of the 800,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are in the UK, adding that he is “confident” that all of them will be available when the vaccination programme starts.

Asked if the batch of 800,000 doses are now in the UK, he told BBC Breakfast: “Well, some are in the UK, but as we said the programme will start next week, and I think I’m confident that we will have all of those available from the start of the programme.

“People should feel confident about this vaccine. The MHRA is regarded as the gold standard of regulators around the world by scientists.”

Mr Sharma said people should feel “entirely confident” that the vaccine is safe.

“If it wasn’t it wouldn’t have been approved and wouldn’t have got the clearance from the MHRA,” he said, adding the MHRA have been “absolutely meticulous” in the process.

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