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Coronavirus: Death toll at Surrey hospital trusts rises by five to 980

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Coronavirus: Death toll at Surrey hospital trusts rises by five to 980

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:55pm 8th May 2020.

It has been confirmed that a further 5 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 980.

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 332 more people have died in hospital after contracting the virus, bringing the total to 22,764.

In a statement NHS England said:

"A further 332 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 22,764.

"Patients were aged between six weeks and 103 years old.  22 of the 332 patients (aged between 40 and 96 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 previously said 115 COVID-19 patients there have been discharged.

In our area Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals saw an increase of two deaths, as did Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust recorded one new virus related death.

There were no new COVID-19 related deaths recorded at the Royal Surrey and at East Surrey Hospital.

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

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 145
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust*: 244
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust*: 302
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: 83
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: 206

*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.