Another 148 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Surrey in the last 24 hours.
New data from Public Health England shows the county saw another significant rise after the 155 cases reported on Saturday.
Elmbridge saw the biggest rise, with 30 new cases, while Guildford increased by 26.
Waverley, which yesterday recorded more than a fifth of all new cases here, had 15 new cases today, Sunday, October 18.
Only Surrey Heath with nine and Woking with seven saw their totals rise by less than double figures.
There have been no new reports of deaths at hospital trusts serving the Surrey area.
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Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough Elmbridge: 1,046 (increase of 30) Epsom and Ewell: 574 (increase of 8) Guildford: 1,000 (increase of 26) Mole Valley: 570 (increase of 10) Reigate and Banstead: 1,121 (increase of 12) Runnymede: 623 (increase of 10) Spelthorne: 670 (increase of 11) Surrey Heath: 715 (increase of 9) Tandridge: 544 (increase of 10) Waverley: 906 (increase of 15) Woking: 700 (increase of 7) Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 377 (no change) Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 283 (no change) Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 260 (no change) Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 194 (no change) Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 98 (no change) 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)
A total of 16,982 new lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported today in the UK.
That increase brings the total number of cases in the UK to 722,409.
The Government also said a further 67 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday. This brings the UK total to 43,646.
Press Association research has also revealed details on admissions to intensive care.
The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital on Friday – the most recent day for which figures araea available – and the total number of patients in hospital and those on ventilators in each region of England, as of Sunday, are as follows. The previous week’s figures are in brackets.
East of England – 23 admitted (19), 226 in hospital (137), 23 on ventilators (16)
London – 67 (55), 498 (338), 86 (57)
Midlands – 132 (87), 853 (576), 88 (81)
North East & Yorkshire – 159 (146), 1,230 (914), 113 (99)
North West – 196 (180), 1,785 (1,218), 161 (132)
South East – 33 (34), 221 (174), 11 (8)
South West – 22 (23), 161 (94), 21 (8)
Dr Alison Pittard, dean of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine in London, said today that hospitals are trying their best to ensure non-Covid patients get the best possible care in any second wave.
She told Sky News the focus of the next wave of the pandemic “isn’t going to be on Covid patients getting access to healthcare, it is going to be for those patients that don’t have Covid”.
She added: “If we can keep community transmission down it means we can treat everybody who needs healthcare and that is the great desire for everyone working in the NHS at the moment.”