Covid death toll in East Devon rises by 17 in a week – with six more fatalities in Exeter

Another 17 Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon – and six more in Exeter – in the latest weekly figures.

Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published on Tuesday, February 9, shows the seven-day toll across both Devon and Cornwall was 138.

The figures relate to deaths which occurred in the week of January 23 – 29 and were registered up to February 6.

Five of the deaths recorded in East Devon were at hospital, nine were in care homes, and three were at home.

One of the fatalities in Exeter was in hospital and five were in care homes.

There were 19 deaths in Plymouth; nine in Torbay; four in Mid Devon; six in North Devon; seven in the South Hams; 17 in Teignbridge; and two in each of Torridge and West Devon.

Forty-nine fatalities due to coronavirus were recorded in Cornwall.

The previous seven-day period saw 147 Covid-related deaths – 17 of them in East Devon and 13 in Exeter – recorded across Devon and Cornwall.

In total, 176 Covid-19 deaths have now been registered in East Devon; 84 of them in hospital, 80 in care homes, ten at home, and two ‘elsewhere’.

The total for Exeter is 110; 58 of them in hospital, 45 in care homes, six at home, and one ‘elsewhere’.

Some 1,380 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 777 in hospitals, 507 in care homes, 87 at home, two in a hospices and seven ‘elsewhere’.

Of these, 183 have been in Plymouth; 137 in Torbay, 102 in Teignbridge, 66 in North Devon, 50 in Torridge, 69 in Mid Devon, 35 in West Devon, and 47 in the South Hams.

A total of 298 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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