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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise to almost 700

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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise to almost 700

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:54pm 20th April 2020. (Updated at 4:20pm 20th April 2020)

It has been confirmed that a further 16 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 694.

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 429 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 14,829.

A total of 16,509 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 a statement NHS England said:

"A further 429 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 14,829.

"Patients were aged between 40 and 101 years old.

"15 of the 429 patients (aged between 49 and 92 years old) had no known underlying health condition.

"Their families have been informed."

In our area Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust recorded two 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 three and two respectively.

There were three 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: 85
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 192
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 226
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 49
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 142

*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.