Browsing: Covid-19

Covid-19 (coronavirus) news in East Devon and Exeter

A further nine Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon – with five more in Exeter – according to the latest weekly figures. The district’s seven-day tally was the highest in Devon and Cornwall for the third week running. Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published on Tuesday, January 19, shows the overall toll across both counties has now crossed the 1,000 mark. The figures relate to deaths which occurred in the week of January 2-8 and were registered up to January 16. Five of the deaths recorded in East Devon were at hospital and four were in care homes.…

Devon’s director of public health has said ‘hope is on the horizon’ as the number of new coronavirus cases in the county has started to stabilise. But Steve Brown has urged residents to stay at home and be extra careful when they need to go out. He added that an increase in Covid-related deaths is expected to continue for ‘several more weeks to come’. Even though the tide looks like it might be beginning to turn, I encourage everyone to keep it up, stay focussed and to each do our bit for a little while longer – Devon director of…

Devon and Cornwall Police has received 885 Covid-related calls in six days since a third national lockdown came into force – dishing out 36 fines. Officers have taken some form of action in relation to 699 of the reports, a spokesperson revealed today. Fixed-penalty notices have been given for indoor and outdoor gatherings, people leaving their homes without a reasonable excuse, and after more than 800 stop-checks on the roads. The constabulary has long championed an ‘engage, explain and encourage’ stance on the Government’s coronavirus restrictions, with enforcement previously described as a ‘last resort’. Thirty-six fixed penalty notices have been…

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…

Thirty Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ of the virus identified in all but one of the district’s wards. Devon was today (Wednesday, December 30) moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Seaton is the only part of East Devon where a coronavirus ‘cluster’ has not currently been identified. Nineteen wards – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid…

A dozen coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in Exeter in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ remaining in every part of the city. Devon was today moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Covid-related deaths Another four fatalities due to the virus have been recorded in Exeter, according to the latest weekly Office for National Statistics (ONS) data. Figures published on Tuesday (December 29) show two of these deaths were in hospital, one was in a care home, and one was…

East Devon and Exeter are to be moved into Tier 3 of the Government’s coronavirus restrictions, it has been announced this afternoon.  All of Devon will be subject to the rules from Thursday, December 31, after Whitehall reviewed statuses of areas around the country. The county had previously been in Tier 2. It means that: Residents must not meet socially indoors with anybody who you do not live with, or you are not in a support bubble with; You must not meet socially outdoors (in a private garden or at most outdoor public venues) with anybody who you do not…

Public health bosses are ‘surprised’ Devon was not placed into Tier 3 after the Government’s latest review of coronavirus restrictions. UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30: East Devon and Exeter to move up into Tier 3 of coronavirus restrictions The county has seen a 55 per cent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases over the last week, but remains in the bottom 20 per cent nationally for infection rates. Figures show that Devon has, however, had the highest case rate since a previous peak in mid-November. The county’s director of public health Steve Brown had warned the rise is likely to…

East Devon and Exeter will remain under Tier 2 coronavirus restriction for Christmas, the Government has confirmed today. Case numbers and pressure on the NHS have been cited as reasons why all of Devon will stay subject to the second-strictest set of rules. Whitehall will carry out its next review at the end of the year. Tier 2 restrictions in East Devon & Exeter mean: No household mixing indoors; Rule of six applies outdoors; Pubs and restaurants to shut at 11pm; Alcohol only served as part of a substantial meal; Spectators allowed at sports events and live performances, in limited…

Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre and Seaton Community Hospital are the first East Devon locations where the coronavirus vaccine will be given to local people. Doctors are beginning the roll-out in eight places around Devon – serving some 49 GP practices – from today (Tuesday, December 15). Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will be helping to vaccinate people aged over 80 and care home workers who have been identified as ‘priority groups’. More centres will open in phases over coming weeks. The LED-run sports hub in Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, will see patients from ten local practices vaccinated…

1 2 3 8