Five more coronavirus-related deaths recorded in East Devon – but none in Exeter

Five more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon in the week of May 2-8 – but there were none in Exeter.

New Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published yesterday (Tuesday, May 19) showed four of the fatalities were in care homes and one was in hospital.

Figures relate to deaths that occurred in the seven-day period, but were registered up to May 16.

The latest ONS statistic show a total of 38 Covid-19-related deaths have now been recorded in East Devon. Twelve of them have been in hospital, 25 in care homes, and one at home.

In Exeter, the total remains at 37. These include 15 in hospital, 20 in care homes, and two at home.

The total number of deaths across both East Devon and Exeter is now 75.

The total number of people who have died across Devon due to the virus now stands at 294.

The ONS figures for Devon and Cornwall include people who have died at home, in hospital, in care homes, hospices, ‘other’ communal places, or ‘elsewhere’.

They are broken down by the local authority area in which the deaths were registered.

A total of 14 people have now died in Mid Devon due to the virus, 22 in North Devon, and 14 in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 62 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 50 in Torbay, 11 in the South Hams, 29 in Teignbridge and 17 in Torridge.

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

Government data, last updated yesterday evening (Tuesday, May 19) shows there have been a total of 136 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Devon to date, where the infection rate per 100,000 people is 94.2.

The area’s total is just 0.05 per cent of the UK overall tally of 248,818 cases.

In Exeter, there have been a total of 165 Covid-19 cases to date and the infection rate is 126.5 per.

Eight new confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in East Devon and Exeter in past 10 days

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