Weekly Covid death toll of 11 in East Devon is highest in Devon and Cornwall – with one fatality in Exeter

Another 11 Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon, with one more in Exeter, according to the latest weekly figures.

The district’s seven-day tally was the highest in Devon and Cornwall.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published yesterday (Tuesday, January 5) shows the toll of 27 across both counties is the region’s lowest in six weeks.

They relate to deaths which occurred in the week of December 19 – 25 and were registered up to January 2.

Five of the deaths recorded in East Devon were at hospital and one was at home.

The sole death in Exeter was in hospital.

There was one death in each of Plymouth, Torbay, North Devon and West Devon; two in both Teignbridge and Torridge; and three in Mid Devon.

Four fatalities due to coronavirus were recorded in Cornwall.

The previous seven-day period saw 47 Covid-related deaths – 14 of them in East Devon and four in Exeter – recorded across Devon and Cornwall.

In total, 109 Covid-19 deaths have now been registered in East Devon; 55 of them in hospital, 44 in care homes, five at home, and five ‘elsewhere’.

The total for Exeter is 67; 38 of them in hospital, 26 in care homes, two at home, and one ‘elsewhere’.

Some 910 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 537 in hospitals, 299 in care homes, 64 at home, one in a hospice and nine ‘elsewhere’.

Of these, 137 have been in Plymouth, 107 in Torbay, 35 in Teignbridge, 51 in North Devon, 35 in Torridge, 42 in Mid Devon, 27 in West Devon, and 24 in the South Hams

A total of 254 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 2,619 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 3,570.

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