No new coronavirus-related deaths registered in East Devon or Exeter in weekly stats

East Devon has gone six weeks – and Exeter 15 – without a coronavirus-related death, according to the latest government figures.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today (Tuesday, October 6) show zero new fatalities due to the virus have been recorded in Devon and Cornwall.

The data relates to deaths that occurred during the week of September 19 – 25 but were registered up to October 3.

Three fatalities had been recorded across both counties in the previous seven-day period.

Across Devon, the South Hams and North Devon have gone 18 weeks without a coronavirus-related death, Torridge 17, Torbay 16, Exeter and Teignbridge 15, Mid Devon nine, and East Devon six.

West Devon has gone three weeks without a fatality attributed to the virus and Plymouth one.

No backdated deaths were added to the dataset this week.

In total, 50 Covid-19 deaths have been registered in East Devon; 19 of them in hospital, 29 in care homes and two at home.

The total for Exeter is 39; 16 of them in hospital, 21 in care homes and two at home.

Some 581 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 306 in hospitals, 229 in care homes, 45 at home, and one in a hospice.

Of these, 95 have been in Plymouth, 58 in Torbay, 33 in Teignbridge, 26 in North Devon, 20 in Torridge, 19 in both Mid Devon and West Devon, and 12 in the South Hams

A total of 210 deaths due to the virus have been registered in Cornwall.

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.

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