More than 20 areas across Surrey have coronavirus infection rates above 1,000 per 100,000 people - according to the latest figures released by Public Health England (PHE). Data released on Wednesday evening shows the Reigate Central & Redhill Common area tops the list of locations in the county with the highest Covid-19 rates.
Three of the areas with the highest rates in the county were all in Reigate and Banstead - with six in Waverley, three each in亚博娱乐and Mole Valley, two each in Surrey Heath and Elmbridge and one each in Runnymede andWoking.The latest figures come as the number of coronavirus cases in the UK has risen week-on-week.
Surrey areas with Covid-19 infection rates above 1,000 per 100,000 people:
All figures from Public Health England on Wednesday, March 16. Number in brackets is new cases confirmed in the seven days up until March 11).
- Reigate Central & Redhill Common: 1609.7 (136 new cases)
- Merstham: 1357.5 (90 new cases)
- Reigate Hill & Gatton: 1237.5 (127 new cases)
- Claygate: 1226.3 (86 new cases)
- Ashtead West: 1225.4 (76 new cases)
- Burpham North & Merrow East: 1225.2 (108 new cases)
- CamberleyNorth: 1171.7 (95 new cases)
- Burpham, Boxgrove & Merrow West: 1170.7 (115 new cases)
- Camberley Town: 1137.7 (88 new cases)
- Farnham Shortheath: 1128.2 (80 new cases)
- Haslemere East: 1120.6 (75 new cases)
- GodalmingSouth: 1093.1 (81 new cases)
- FarnhamWrecclesham: 1090.9 (70 new cases)
- Elstead & Milford: 1085.4 (76 new cases)
- New Haw & Woodham: 1074 (107 new cases)
- Hindhead, Beacon Hill & Frensham: 1071.6 (94 new cases)
- DorkingNorth & Westhumble: 1068.1 (67 new cases)
- Hinchley Wood & Weston Green: 1030.9 (98 new cases)
- Tongham: 1029.4 (68 new cases)
- Knaphill: 1027.7 (82 new cases)
- Charlwood, Newdigate & Beare Green: 1026 (73 new cases)
Covid-19 is yet to settle into a “seasonal or predictable” pattern, global health leaders have said. The World Health Organisation (WHO) dismissed the notion that the virus was “through it in the northern hemisphere until next winter” as it highlighted rising cases of the virus in the UK.
And it warned that deaths will follow any rise in cases. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Covid-19 Infections Survey showed an increase in cases across the whole of the UK.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, told a media briefing: “After several weeks of declines, reported cases of Covid-19 are once again increasing globally. These increases are occurring despite reductions in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg.
“And we know that when cases increase, so do deaths. Continued local outbreaks and surges are to be expected, particularly in areas where measures to prevent transmission have been lifted. Each country is facing a different situation with different challenges, but the pandemic is not over.”