Just two new Covid-19 deaths recorded in East Devon – and zero in Exeter for third week running

Two new Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in East Devon from May 16 – 22 – with none in Exeter for the third week running.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today (Tuesday, June 2) showed just 11 fatalities were logged due to the virus across all of Devon and Cornwall.

Figures relate to deaths that occurred in the seven-day period, but were registered up to May 30.

The latest ONS statistic show a total of 43 coronavirus-related deaths have now been recorded in East Devon. Fourteen of them have been in hospital, 27 in care homes, and two at home.

In Exeter, the total is 38. These include 15 in hospital, 21 in care homes, and two at home.

The total number of deaths across both East Devon and Exeter is now 81.

The total number of people who have died across Devon due to the virus now stands at 328.

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 15 people have now died in Mid Devon due to the virus, 24 in North Devon, and 15 in West Devon.

Elsewhere in the county, a total of 77 deaths have been recorded in Plymouth, 54 in Torbay, 12 in the South Hams, 31 in Teignbridge and 19 in Torridge.

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

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