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Coronavirus: Deaths recorded at Surrey hospital trusts rises to 949

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Coronavirus: Deaths recorded at Surrey hospital trusts rises to 949

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:20pm 3rd May 2020.

Another 13 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 949.

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 a further 327 more people have died in hospital after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 21,180.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 327 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 21,180.

"Patients were aged between 46 and 101 years old. 17 of the 327 patients (aged between 47 and 97 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 East Surrey Hospital has recorded five deaths, the Royal Surrey and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals three each, and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust two more,

There was no increase recorded 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: 134
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 243
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 289
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 81
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 202

*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.