Five more people with coronavirus have died in Surrey’s hospitals, according to the newest figures released today (November 3).
Another 223 new cases were recorded in the county overnight, Public Health England data shows.
Mole Valley saw the largest surge in new cases, with 35, while Spelthorne confirmed 29 cases.
An additional 18,950 cases have been added to the UK total – meaning it now stands at 1,053,864.
The latest NHS England statistics show three new deaths in Surrey were at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, two deaths at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
It should be noted that figures on new deaths are subject to revision over the next few days.
Figures released today showed another 18,950 lab-confirmed cases across the UK were reported as of 9am, meaning the total now stands at 1,053,864.
Breakdown of cases per Surrey district and borough Elmbridge: 1,465 (increase of 14) Epsom and Ewell: 818 (increase of 15) Guildford: 1,383 (increase of 25) Mole Valley: 882 (increase of 35) Reigate and Banstead: 1,454 (increase of 19) Runnymede: 896 (increase of 19) Spelthorne: 998 (increase of 29) Surrey Heath: 908 (increase of 11) Tandridge: 736 (increase of 6) Waverley: 1,274 (increase of 24) Woking: 994 (increase of 26) Breakdown of deaths recorded per trust operating in Surrey Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – 394 (increase of three) Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust – 298 (increase of two) Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust – 263 (no change) Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust – 195 (no change) Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust – 102 (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)
Close family and friends of care home residents will be allowed to continue visiting them during England’s second national lockdown.
Government regulations state that such visits are an exception to the restriction on leaving home which is expected to come into force on Thursday, following a vote in Parliament.
Families of elderly care home residents had called for visits to be permitted, describing them as “essential” for mental health, while more than 60 organisations and experts had also called on the Government to enable visits to continue.
The regulations, published on Tuesday, state that the exception comes under medical need, and that it is reasonably necessary for someone to leave their home to visit a person staying in a care home where they are a member of that person’s household, a close family member, or a friend.