Latest stats show 13 more coronavirus-related deaths in East Devon and Exeter

A further 13 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon and Exeter in the week of April 18-24, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The latest figures published today (Tuesday, May 5) show nine more people have died in care homes in both areas as a result of the virus.

Figures relate to deaths that have occurred in the seven-day period, but were registered up to May 2.

A further seven deaths have been recorded in East Devon – three of them in care homes, three in hospital, and one at home.

Six more people died in Exeter – all of them in care homes, according to the statistics.

A total of 20 Covid-19-related deaths have now been recorded in East Devon. Ten of them have been in hospital, nine in care homes, and one at home.

In Exeter, the total is 34. These include 14 in hospital, 18 in care homes, and two at home.

The total number of deaths across both areas is now 54.

The total number of people who have died across Devon due to the virus now stands at 215.

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 11 people have now died in Mid Devon due to the virus, 16 in North Devon, and nine in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 35 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 35 in Torbay, nine in the South Hams, 23 in Teignbridge and 14 in Torridge.

One-hundred-and-thirty-four deaths have been recorded in Cornwall.

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

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