Another three Covid-19 deaths recorded in East Devon – with none in Exeter for second week running

Three further coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in East Devon from May 9 -15 – with none in Exeter for the second week running.

New Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today (Tuesday, May 26) show one of the fatalities was in a care home, one in hospital, and one at home.

Figures relate to deaths that occurred in the seven-day period, but were registered up to May 23.

The latest ONS statistic show a total of 41 Covid-19-related deaths have now been recorded in East Devon. Thirteen of them have been in hospital, 26 in care homes, and two 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 people who have died across Devon due to the virus now stands at 317.

The ONS figures 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 15 people have now died in Mid Devon due to the virus, 23 in North Devon, and 15 in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 72 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 54 in Torbay, 12 in the South Hams, 30 in Teignbridge and 18 in Torridge.

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

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