Sixteen more coronavirus-related deaths recorded in East Devon and Exeter

Sixteen more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon and Exeter in the week of April 11-17, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The latest figures published today (Tuesday, April 28) show a rise in the number of people who have died in care homes in both areas as a result of the virus.

They relate to deaths that have occurred in the seven-day period, but were registered up to April 25.

Twenty deaths – eight in East Devon and 16 in Exeter – had been recorded up to April 10.

A further five deaths have been recorded in East Devon – four of them in care homes and one in hospital.

Eleven more people died in Exeter – seven of them in care homes and four in hospital, according to the statistics.

A total of 13 Covid-19-related deaths have now been recorded in East Devon. Seven of them have been in hospital and six in care homes.

In Exeter, the total is 27. These include 14 in hospital, 11 in care homes, and two at home.

The total number of people who died across Devon due to the virus between April 11-17 was 57.

The ONS figures for Devon and Cornwall include people who have died at home, in hospital, or in care homes.

They 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.

A total of six people have now died in Mid Devon due to the virus, 13 in North Devon, and eight in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 27 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 23 in Torbay, six in the South Hams, 16 in Teignbridge and 10 in Torridge.

One-hundred-and-nine deaths have been recorded in Cornwall.

Of the 149 coronavirus-related deaths now recorded across Devon, 100 have been in hospitals, 41 have been in care homes, and eight have been at home.

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

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

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