Six more coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon and another one in Exeter, according to the latest weekly figures.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published on Tuesday (December 15) shows the seven-day toll of 38 across Devon and Cornwall is the region’s second-highest since the start of May.
The figures relate to deaths which occurred in the week of November 28 – December 4 and were registered up to December 12.
Another three have been backdated to the week of November 21-27.
Five of the deaths recorded in East Devon were at hospital and one was at a care home.
The Exeter fatality was in hospital.
There were six deaths in Plymouth; seven in Torbay; five North Devon; two each in Teignbridge, Mid Devon and the South Hams; and one in both Torridge and West Devon.
Seven deaths due to coronavirus were recorded in Cornwall.
The previous seven-day period saw 40 Covid-related deaths – four of them in East Devon and ten in Exeter – recorded across Devon and Cornwall.
In total, 67 Covid-19 deaths have now been registered in East Devon; 32 of them in hospital, 30 in care homes and five at home.
The total for Exeter is 54; 30 of them in hospital, 22 in care homes and two at home.
Some 779 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 449 in hospitals, 257 in care homes, 59 at home, one in a hospice and three ‘elsewhere’.
Of these, 132 have been in Plymouth; 102 in Torbay; 49 in Teignbridge; 37 in North Devon; 28 in Torridge; 27 in Mid Devon; 23 in West Devon; and 22 in the South Hams
A total of 238 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 2,024 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 2,961.