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Coronavirus: Death toll at Surrey hospital trusts now 825 as UK figure reaches over 20,000

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Coronavirus: Death toll at Surrey hospital trusts now 825 as UK figure reaches over 20,000

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 4:12pm 25th April 2020. (Updated at 4:16pm 25th April 2020)

Another 15 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 825.

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 711 more people have died after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 18,084.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 711 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 18,084.

"Patients were aged between 34 and 100 years old.  87 of the 711 patients (aged between 34 and 90 years old) had no known underlying health condition.  

"Their families have been informed."

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

However, the Royal Surrey County Hospital has said 115 COVID-19 patients there have been discharged.

In our area both Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals and Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals recorded an increase of 4 more deaths each.

Both Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust recorded three more each..

The Royal Surrey recorded one more death.

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

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 113
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 215
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 262
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 62
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 173

*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.