New map shows coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery, Budleigh Salterton and Exeter

Nearly half of 11 coronavirus-related deaths recorded in East Devon have been in Sidmouth – with others in Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton and Ottery St Mary.  

An interactive map released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also shows the areas of Exeter where 25 fatalities have been documented.

The ONS has analysed all deaths involving Covid-19 that occurred between March 1 and April 17 and were registered by April 18.

Figures are based on coronavirus being confirmed as the underlying cause or mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory factor.

In East Devon, statistics show there have been five confirmed deaths in the Sidmouth Town area and two in Exmouth.

The latter have been recorded in the Exmouth Town and Exmouth Littleham areas.

One death has been documented in each of the Budleigh Salterton, Clyst, Exton and Lympstone, Honiton South and West, and Ottery St Mary and West Hill areas.

None have been recorded in Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth Halsdon, Newton Poppleford, Otterton and Woodbury, Feniton and Whimple, and Sidmouth Sidford.

Zero deaths have also been documented in Sidbury, Offwell and Beer, Seaton, Honiton North and East, Dunkeswell, Upottery and Stockland, Wilmington, Colyton and Uplyme, Axminster, and Cranbrook, Broadclyst and Stoke Canon.

East Devon and Exeter Image: Office for National Statistics Sidmouth Exmouth Honiton Ottery Exeter Budleigh Salterton

Image: Office for National Statistics

In Exeter, six deaths have been recorded in the Pennsylvania and University area, five in St Thomas West, four in Alphington and Marsh Barton, and two in Middlemoor and Sowton.

One death has been documented in each of the Central Exeter, St James’s Park and Hoopern, St Leonard’s, Heavitree East and Whipton South areas.

This is also the case in Pinhoe and Whipton North, Mincinglake and Beacon Heath, Exwick and Foxhayes, St Thomas East, and Countess Wear and Topsham.

Points on the map are placed at the centre of the local area they represent and do not show the actual location of deaths.

The size of the circle is proportional to the number of deaths.

The ONS says that, to protect confidentiality, a small number of deaths have been reallocated between neighbouring areas.

Figures exclude deaths of non-residents and are based on February 2020 boundaries.

The ONS uses a number of different data sets to record the figures related to Covid-19 deaths.

Another set of numbers for deaths recorded up to April 17, but registered up to April 25, shows a total of 40 people have died in East Devon and Exeter because of the virus.

The total in East Devon is 13; seven in hospital and six in care homes.

Exeter’s total is 27; two at home, 14 in hospital and 11 in care homes.

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