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Coronavirus: Surrey hospital trust deaths pass 700 after 24 more confirmed

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Coronavirus: Surrey hospital trust deaths pass 700 after 24 more confirmed

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:45pm 21st April 2020.

A total of 24 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 718 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 778 more people have died in hospital after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 15,607.

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

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 778 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 15,607.

"Patients were aged between 22 and 103 years old.

"24 of the 778 patients (aged between 49 and 91 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

"Their families have been informed."

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

Three 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 three, seven and three respectively. 

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

  • Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 88
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 195
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 234
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 42
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 149

*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.