Two coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in the latest weekly statistics – with a single fatality in Exeter.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published on Tuesday (November 24) showed the seven-day toll of 24 across Devon and Cornwall is the region’s highest since mid-May.
They relate to deaths which occurred in the week of November 7 – 13 and were registered up to November 21.
Exeter had previously gone five-and-a-half months without recording a Covid-related fatality.
Its single death, and the two in East Devon, happened in hospital.
There were seven in Torbay, two in Plymouth, three in Teignbridge, one apiece in Mid Devon, West Devon, the South Hams and Torridge, and five in Cornwall.
North Devon was the only area in the two counties not to have recorded a new death.
Eleven fatalities had been recorded across both Devon and Cornwall in the previous seven-day period.
In total, 54 Covid-19 deaths have been registered in East Devon; 21 of them in hospital, 29 in care homes and four at home.
The total for Exeter is 40; 17 of them in hospital, 21 in care homes and two at home.
Some 662 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 363 in hospitals, 245 in care homes, 52 at home, one in a hospice and one ‘elsewhere’.
Of these, 110 have been in Plymouth, 87 in Torbay, 41 in Teignbridge, 27 in North Devon, 24 in Torridge, 22 in Mid Devon, 20 in West Devon, and 17 in the South Hams
A total of 220 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 1,387 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 2,509.