Statistics show 20 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon and Exeter

A total of 20 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon and Exeter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Figures for Devon and Cornwall published today (Tuesday, April 21) include people who have died at home, in hospital, or in care homes.

They relate to all deaths that have occurred up to April 10, but were registered up to April 18.

Seven people from East Devon have died as a result of the virus – five of them in hospital and two in care homes.

There have been 13 deaths in Exeter – nine of them in hospital, one at home, and three in care homes.

ONS’s statistics are broken down by the local authority area in which the deaths were registered.

The first deaths related to coronavirus in Devon – in Exeter, Torbay and Teignbridge – were recorded in the week ending March 20.

East Devon’s first recorded deaths were in the week ending April 3.

Four people have died in Mid Devon due to the virus, five in North Devon, and four in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 15 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 15 in Torbay, four in the South Hams, 11 in Teignbridge and two in Torridge.

Fifty-eight deaths have been recorded in Cornwall.

Of the 80 deaths recorded across Devon, 64 have been in hospitals, 11 have been in care homes, and five have been at home.

No Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded in hospices across either county.

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