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Covid Infections Continue to Decline in Guildford and Across Surrey

Published on: 14 Jan, 2022
Updated on: 16 Jan, 2022

By Martin Giles

Covid infection rates continue to drop significantly in Guildford and Surrey, according to the latest summary report from Surrey County Council.

There were 12,221 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Surrey for the week ending Tuesday, January 11 giving a rate of 1,019 per 100,000 of the population, a decrease of 40 per cent. Guildford’s rate also dropped by 35 per cent giving a rate of 903 per 100k, the lowest in the county bar Waverley to the south where the rate is 892.

To the north, Guildford’s other neighbouring borough, Woking, now has the highest rate in Surrey, despite the borough’s 33 per cent drop.

The drop in infection rate is obviously good news because even with widespread vaccination protection a small percentage of those infected will require hospital treatment, and a smaller number will die. But admissions and deaths remain much lower than last winter’s peak and the latest regional figure shows admissions at a steady rate, 1,544 admissions across the region which has a population of 9.2 million.

The latest daily report at the royal Surrey shows that there was a jump in Covid related admissions on the last recorded date Tuesday, January 9 when the hospital admitted 13 cases, a much higher than the daily norm. But the number of inpatients being treated for covid is 40, only a little up on the 30+ average and only two of those are receiving ventilation.

See also: Local Covid-19 Stats

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