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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise by 15 to 918

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Coronavirus: Deaths at Surrey hospital trusts rise by 15 to 918

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 3:40pm 1st May 2020.

It has been confirmed that a further 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 918.

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 352 more people have died in hospital after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 20,483.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 352 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 20,483.

"Patients were aged between 30 and 103 years old.

"18 of the 352 patients (aged between 43 and 98 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 Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust recorded two new virus related deaths.

Four more were confirmed at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals, while East Surrey Hospital and the Royal Surrey saw increases of six and one respectively.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths at Ashford and 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: 130
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 238
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 280
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 75
  • Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 195

*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.