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Coronavirus: Another 761 deaths in UK hospitals - including 27 at Surrey trusts

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Coronavirus: Another 761 deaths in UK hospitals - including 27 at Surrey trusts

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:53pm 15th April 2020. (Updated at 6:13pm 15th April 2020)

A total of 27 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 573 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 651 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 11,656.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 651 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 11,656.

"Patients were aged between 20 and 101 years old.

"20 of the 651 patients (aged between 20 and 101 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

Across the UK 12,868 people who were hospitalised and tested positive for coronavirus have died, an increase of 761.

Figures for those having recovered from coronavirus in the UK have not been made available.

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

Four more were confirmed at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals, while Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, East Surrey Hospital and the Royal Surrey saw increases of four, eight and three respectively. 

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

  • Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 60
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 167
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 192
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 40
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 114

*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.