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Coronavirus: Now more than 500 deaths at trusts with hospitals in Surrey

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Coronavirus: Now more than 500 deaths at trusts with hospitals in Surrey

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 3:00pm 12th April 2020.

23 more patients at NHS trusts with hospitals in Surrey have died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Confirmed deaths relating to coronavirus at the five trusts with hospitals in the county now stand at 503 .

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 657 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total in England to 9,594. 

In a statement today NHS England said:

"A further 657 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 9,594.

"Patients were aged between 26 and 100 years old.  42 of the 657 patients (aged between 30 and 98 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

"Their families have been informed."

In our area Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust recorded 10 more virus-related deaths.

Eight more were recorded at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Four more were recorded at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Royal Surrey recorded 1 more.

There was no increase at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The totals for NHS trusts with hospitals in Surrey are as follows:

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 48
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 156
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 163
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 34
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 102

*Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust also operates St Helier Hospital in Sutton, while Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust also runs Wexham Park Hospital in Slough and Heatherwood Hospital in Ascot.