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Small Covid Rise In Woking But No Local Lockdowns Needed

Published on: 19 Aug, 2020
Updated on: 19 Aug, 2020

There has been a small rise in Covid-19 cases in the borough of Woking.

Ruth Hutchinson, Surrey’s Director of Public Health, said: “We have seen a fantastic response to this crisis, with the overwhelming majority of our residents adhering to our request to keep Surrey safe and follow public health guidelines.

“But we need to be honest with the people and now need to call on their further support in reducing the spread of the virus.

“The county still has relatively low numbers of coronavirus infections. But we cannot be complacent. Everyone in Surrey has a role to play in slowing the spread, by getting tested if they have any symptoms, making sure they continue to socially distance, washing their hands and wearing face coverings.

“We are still a long way from a local lockdown, if we rein it in now, we can avoid this.”

If you have any symptoms, a persistent dry cough, high fever, or a change in smell or taste,then you can easily book a test by calling 119 or visiting

There will be a mobile testing unit in Woking for the next two weeks, as well as testing units across Surrey, but you must book your appointment before attending.

Ms Hutchinson added: “Residents should be assured we are not considering local lockdowns and there are no plans for closure of premises. We will continue to review the data daily, and with extra vigilance the figures will come down and additional measures will not be needed.”

Weekly data for Surrey, including dstricts and boroughs can be found at:

Area Total COVID-19 cases Covid cases in the last 7 days Rate (based on 7 days)
England 275,200 5450 9.7
Surrey 4865 74 6.2
Reigate and Banstead 798 7 4.7
Surrey Heath 455 9 10.1
Epsom and Ewell 345 Under 5
Woking 393 20 19.8
Guildford 576 10 6.7
Runnymede 345 5 5.6
Mole Valley 335 0 0.0
Tandridge 336 Under 5
Waverley 476 5 4.0
Spelthorne 352 10 10.0
Elmbridge 454 14 10.2

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