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Coronavirus: Further 22 deaths at Surrey hospital trusts as 403 more confirmed in England

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Coronavirus: Further 22 deaths at Surrey hospital trusts as 403 more confirmed in England

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 3:10pm 6th April 2020. (Updated at 3:35pm 6th April 2020)

A total of 22 more patients being treated at NHS trusts with hospitals in Surrey have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

It means there have now been 245 confirmed deaths relating to coronavirus at the five trusts with hospitals in the county.

It is not clear exactly how many of those deaths have been in Surrey, as some of the trusts also have other sites based outside of the county. NHS England only publishes figures for deaths by hospital trust.

Across England nearly 403 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 4,897.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 403 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 4,897.

"Patients were aged between 35 and 106 years old.

"15 of the 403 patients (aged between 52 and 94 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

"Their families have been informed."

In our area Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals reported 13 more coronavirus patient deaths at its sites.

The trust operates Epsom General Hospital and St Helier Hospital in Sutton.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust confirmed a further four people with the virus had died whilst being treated across its sites at Frimley Park Hospital, Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot.

Five more patients were confirmed to have died at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.