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Coronavirus: Surrey sees no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 24-hours

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Coronavirus: Surrey sees no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in 24-hours

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:52pm 20th May 2020. (Updated at 7:56pm 20th May 2020)

No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Surrey over a 24-hour period for the first time since early March.

According to the latest Public Health England data there were zero new lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the county on Monday (18 May), down from one the day before.

Records show it is the first time since 7 March that Surrey has had no new coronavirus cases – when there had only been six confirmed.

Daily confirmed Surrey coronavirus cases 18-5

In Hampshire there were five new cases on Monday, including one in Hart, but zero in Rushmoor and East Hampshire.

England as a whole saw 79 more cases recorded, with none in London or the East of England.

To date Surrey has had 2,832 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,059 people have died with the virus at NHS trusts with hospitals in the county, although some of these trusts also operate some other sites outside of Surrey.

Earlier Boris Johnson said 25,000 people are being recruited to help track and trace people who have COVID-19 in the UK.

The Prime Minister promised a "world beating" system will be up running by 1 June in time for when schools in England are due to reopen.