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Three women die at a Surrey hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

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Three women die at a Surrey hospital after testing positive for COVID-19

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 10:32am 24th March 2020. (Updated at 11:48am 24th March 2020)

Three women being cared for at a Surrey hospital have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust say all three passed away on Sunday (22 March). 

It brings the total number of deaths relating to coronavirus in Surrey to 11. 

Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“Sadly, we can confirm that a woman in her 60s, a woman in her 80s and a woman in her 90s died at Epsom on Sunday.

“All patients were admitted with underlying health conditions and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

“The families have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the families’ privacy.”

The number of deaths at Surrey hospitals related to coronavirus:

  • Royal Surrey Hospital: 3
  • Epsom Hospital: 6
  • East Surrey Hospital: 1 
  • Frimley Park Hospital: 1

There have now been 335 confirmed deaths in the UK of people who were diagnosed with Covid-19.

5,683 people have tested positive across the country with 135 people now recovered. 

Confirmed cases in our two counties as of today (24 March) are 69 in Surrey and 171 in Hampshire.

Find information and advice on coronavirus here.