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The three areas of Surrey with rising Covid infection rates

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Coronavirus infection rates have gone up in three areas of Surrey.

In the same period, the weekly rate has fallen in seven areas and stayed level in one.

Elmbridge has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Surrey, according to the latest data from Public Health England.

There were 612 confirmed cases in Elmbridge in the week ending September 29, which is equivalent to an infection rate of 446.0 cases per 100,000 people.

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The lowest infection rate in the county is in Runnymede where the latest rate is 213.7 cases per 100,000 population and is down by 9 per cent compared to the previous week.

The coronavirus infection rate is higher than the national average in four areas of Surrey. The infection rate for the whole county of Surrey is now 315.7 cases per 100,000 people.

There were a total of 3776 positive tests across Surrey in the week ending September 29, which is 88 more cases than the previous week. The number of cases has risen in the county by 2 per cent.

In Elmbridge, there were 612 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 29, which is 99 more than the previous 7 days. The infection rate in Elmbridge is slightly up on the previous day and the longer term week-on-week trend is up by 19 per cent.

There were 306 positive tests over the last week in Epsom and Ewell, which is 18 fewer than in the previous week. The week-on-week trend in Epsom and Ewell is down by 6 per cent and the latest infection rate is 377.8 cases per 100,000 people.

In Spelthorne, the latest infection rate is 368.5 cases per 100,000 people and the number of cases has gone up by 52 per cent. A total of 368 people tested positive for Covid in Spelthorne over the seven days ending on September 29, which is 126 more than the week before.

Reigate and Banstead recorded 514 coronavirus cases, which is 64 fewer than in the previous seven days. The latest infection rate in Reigate and Banstead is 344.4 cases per 100,000 people and that is down by 11 per cent week-on-week.

The trend is down in Tandridge, where there were 279 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 29, which is 16 fewer than the previous 7 days. That is down by 5 per cent compared to the previous week.

Guildford saw a total of 465 cases in the week ending September 29, which is 1 more than the previous week. That is a levelling of 0 per cent.

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There was a fall of 12 per cent in cases in Surrey Heath over the week ending September 29. Surrey Heath recorded 249 positive Covid-19 tests, and that is 35 fewer than the previous week.

In Waverley, the number of cases was up 17 per cent. There were 351 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 29, which is 51 more than the previous 7 days.

There were 242 cases recorded in Woking, which is 20 fewer than the previous week – a fall of 8 per cent.

Mole Valley recorded 197 cases in the week ending September 29, which is 16 fewer than the previous week, and equivalent to a fall of 8 per cent.

Runnymede, which has the lowest infection rate in the region, recorded 193 positive Covid-19 tests in the week ending September 29, which is 20 fewer than the previous 7 days. The rate in Runnymede, is down by 9 per cent.

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