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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise to more than 600

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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise to more than 600

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 3:15pm 16th April 2020.

It has been confirmed that a further 32 patients being treated 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 605.

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 744 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 12,396.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 740 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 12,396.

"Patients were aged between 28 and 103 years old.

"40 of the 740 patients (aged between 45 and 93 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

"Their families have been informed."

A total of 13,729 patients have died in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus in the UK.

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

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

Six more were confirmed at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, while East Surrey Hospital and the Royal Surrey saw increases of seven and three respectively.

There were seven new COVID-19 related deaths at Ashford or St Peter's Hospitals.

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

  • Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 67
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 173
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 201
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 43
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 121

*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.