East Devon goes seven weeks – and Exeter four months – without a Covid-related death

East Devon has gone seven weeks without a coronavirus-related death – while it has been four months in Exeter.

Government figures published yesterday (Tuesday, October 13) show just one new fatality due to the virus – in a Plymouth care home – has been recorded in Devon and Cornwall.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data relates to deaths that occurred during the week of September 26 to October 2 but were registered up to October 10.

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

Across Devon, the South Hams and North Devon have gone 19 weeks without a coronavirus-related death, Torridge 18, Torbay 17, Exeter and Teignbridge 16, Mid Devon ten, and East Devon seven.

West Devon has gone a month without a fatality attributed to the virus.

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, 96 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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