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Covid – Have We Passed the Local Omicron Peak?

Published on: 11 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 13 Jan, 2022

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By Martin Giles

The Covid infection rate continues its recent decline in Guildford borough according to the latest reported figures for the week ending Saturday, January 8. Interested observers will be hoping that we have passed the peak.

Covid patients admitted to the RSCH during the pandemic. Source Gov.UK

This is likely to bring relief to hospital managers and hard-pressed staff in Surrey where hospital admissions, while reaching nowhere near last winter’s high point, have been steadily increasing.

Surrey hospital admissions were on an upward trend towards the end of December but the Royal Surrey had reverted to a familiar position at the foot of the table.

Latest regional figures for the South East have even shown a slight dip.

And more good news is that the increase in admissions has not led to a commensurate increase in the number of Covid associated deaths. There were no deaths recorded for the week ending January 10. Meanwhile, a BBC report on key performance indicators for the Royal Surrey shows that while the A&E wait time is a little higher than the national average, the ambulance queue time and the waiting time for a hospital bed are well below.

Source BBC

See also: Local Covid-19 Stats

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