No new Covid-related deaths in East Devon or Exeter in latest weekly stats

No coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in two months – while Exeter has gone 17 weeks without a fatality.

Weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published today (Tuesday, October 20) show four further deaths due to the virus have been logged across all of Devon.

Three of these were in Plymouth care homes, while the other was in Torbay.

A single fatality was recorded in Cornwall.

The data relates to deaths that occurred during the week of October 3-9, but were registered up to October 17.

One fatality had been recorded across both counties in the previous seven-day period.

Across Devon, the South Hams and North Devon have gone 20 weeks without a coronavirus-related death, Torridge 19, Exeter and Teignbridge 17, Mid Devon 11, and East Devon eight weeks, and West Devon five.

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 588 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 308 in hospitals, 234 in care homes, 45 at home, and one in a hospice.

Of these, 99 have been in Plymouth, 59 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 212 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.

Government figures show at total of 499 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 1,524.

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