Numbers of deaths in Devon since coronavirus outbreak began

One death was registered in the Devon County Council area relating to coronavirus in the latest week’s figures provided from the Office of National Statistics.

East Devon has suffered the third highest number of deaths in Devon. So far the number of deaths in East Devon total 44 of which 27 occurred in care homes.

This article contains tables of deaths for each week since the 12th week of 2020 (no covid related deaths occurred before that)

Daniel Clark www.devonlive.com 

The figures, published today, relate to all deaths that occurred between May 23 and May 29 but were registered up to June 6.

Across the whole of Devon and Cornwall there were 11 deaths in which COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate were registered in that time period, down from 15 in the previous seven days.

Five deaths were registered in Cornwall, with three in Plymouth, two in Torbay, and one in Mid Devon. East Devon, Exeter, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon and the Isles of Scilly saw no deaths registered.

The Isles of Scilly has still yet to see a COVID-19 related death and Exeter, the South Hams and West Devon have now gone two weeks without a death.

Previous weeks have seen 15, 38, 44, 69, 83, 106, 88, 60, 16, and nine deaths registered.

Six of the deaths occurred in hospitals with five in a care home, and none in any other setting.

The figures show in which local authority the deceased’s usual place of residence was. For instance, if someone may have died in Derriford Hospital but lived in West Devon, while the death may have been registered in Plymouth, their death would be recorded in the mortality statistics for the ONS figures against West Devon.

Across the whole of Devon, the six deaths registered this week is the lowest figure since the week ending March 20, the first week in which a coronavirus related death was recorded.

Of the five care home deaths, two occurred in Plymouth and Cornwall, with one in Torbay.

In total, 539 deaths from coronavirus have been registered across Devon and Cornwall, with 286 in hospitals, 212 in care homes, 40 at home, and one in a hospice. Of the deaths, 198 have been registered in Cornwall, 82 in Plymouth, 57 in Torbay, 44 in East Devon, 38 in Exeter, 32 in Teignbridge, 26 in North Devon, 19 in Torridge, 16 in Mid Devon and West Devon, 12 in the South Hams, and one in the Isles of Scilly.

Tables below show the overall figures for deaths and the week by week breakdown. Some tables have changed from last week due to deaths having occurred but not having been registered by the publication of the dataset.

Four deaths in week 21 – one each in Cornwall, Torbay, East Devon and Torridge, one death in Plymouth in week 19, and one in Mid Devon in week 18, one in Plymouth in week 15 have been added to the dataset.

TOTAL DEATHS FROM COVID-19 IN 2020

Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 3 49 29 1 0 82
Torbay 5 24 28 0 0 57
Cornwall 18 115 65 0 0 198
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 2 15 27 0 0 44
Exeter 2 15 21 0 0 38
Mid Devon 2 12 2 0 0 16
North Devon 2 14 10 0 0 26
South Hams 0 10 2 0 0 12
Teignbridge 0 17 15 0 0 32
Torridge 2 9 8 0 0 19
West Devon 4 6 5 0 0 15
Total 40 286 212 1 0 539

WEEK 22 (week ending May 29)

Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 1 2 0 0 3
Torbay 0 1 1 0 0 2
Cornwall 0 3 2 0 0 5
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Devon 0 1 0 0 0 1
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teignbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 6 5 0 0 11

WEEK 21 (week ending May 22)

Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 1 3 0 0 4
Torbay 0 1 0 0 0 1
Cornwall 0 3 0 0 0 3
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 2 1 0 0 3
Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Devon 0 1 0 0 0 1
South Hams 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teignbridge 0 0 2 0 0 2
Torridge 0 1 0 0 0 1
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 9 6 0 0 15

WEEK 20 (WEEK ENDING MAY 15)

  Place of death        
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 1 3 6 0 0 10
Torbay 0 2 2 0 0 4
Cornwall 2 4 9 0 0 15
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 1 1 1 0 0 3
Exeter 0 0 1 0 0 1
Mid Devon 0 0 1 0 0 1
North Devon 0 0 1 0 0 1
South Hams 0 0 1 0 0 1
Teignbridge 0 0 1 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 1 0 0 1
Total 4 10 24 0 0 38

WEEK 19 (WEEK ENDING MAY 8)

  Place of death      
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 2 7 1 0 10
Torbay 0 2 5 0 0 7
Cornwall 0 3 10 0 0 13
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 1 4 0 0 5
Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Devon 0 2 0 0 0 2
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 1 1 0 0 2
Teignbridge 0 0 3 0 0 3
Torridge 0 1 0 0 0 1
West Devon 0 0 1 0 0 1
total 0 12 31 1 0 44

WEEK 18 (WEEK ENDING MAY 1)

  Place of death      
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 5 3 0 0 8
Torbay 1 2 4 0 0 7
Cornwall 0 14 9 0 0 23
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 1 10 0 0 11
Exeter 0 1 2 0 0 3
Mid Devon 1 1 0 0 0 2
North Devon 0 4 1 0 0 5
South Hams 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teignbridge 0 2 1 0 0 3
Torridge 1 1 1 0 0 3
West Devon 1 2 1 0 0 4
total 4 33 32 0 0 69

WEEK 17 (WEEK ENDING APRIL 24)

  Place of death      
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 11 3 0 0 14
Torbay 2 2 8 0 0 12
Cornwall 3 12 7 0 0 22
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 1 3 3 0 0 7
Exeter 0 0 6 0 0 6
Mid Devon 1 2 1 0 0 4
North Devon 0 1 3 0 0 4
South Hams 0 3 0 0 0 3
Teignbridge 0 2 5 0 0 7
Torridge 0 0 4 0 0 4
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
total 7 36 40 0 0 83

WEEK 16 (WEEK ENDING APRIL 17)

  Place of death      
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 1 6 3 0 0 10
Torbay 0 2 6 0 0 8
Cornwall 5 20 15 0 0 40
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 1 6 0 0 7
Exeter 0 4 8 0 0 12
Mid Devon 0 3 0 0 0 3
North Devon 0 5 3 0 0 8
South Hams 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teignbridge 0 2 3 0 0 5
Torridge 1 5 2 0 0 8
West Devon 0 2 1 0 0 3
total 7 52 47 0 0 106

WEEK 15 (WEEK ENDING APRIL 10)

  Place of death        
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 1 14 2 0 0 17
Torbay 0 4 1 0 0 5
Cornwall 2 24 10 0 0 36
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 3 1 0 0 4
Exeter 0 4 4 0 0 8
Mid Devon 1 2 0 0 0 3
North Devon 0 3 2 0 0 5
South Hams 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teignbridge 0 3 0 0 0 3
Torridge 0 1 1 0 0 2
West Devon 3 0 1 0 0 4
Total 7 59 22 0 0 88

WEEK 14 (WEEK ENDING APRIL 3)

  Place of death        
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 5 0 0 0 5
Torbay 2 6 1 0 0 9
Cornwall 4 21 3 0 0 28
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 3 1 0 0 4
Exeter 1 3 0 0 0 4
Mid Devon 0 1 0 0 0 1
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teignbridge 0 6 0 0 0 6
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 2 0 0 0 2
Total 7 48 5 0 0 60

WEEK 13 – THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 27

  Place of death        
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 1 0 0 0 1
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 2 7 0 0 0 9
East Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mid Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teignbridge 0 1 0 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0

WEEK 12 – THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 20

Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 2 0 0 0 2
Cornwall 0 4 0 0 0 4
East Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mid Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teignbridge 0 1 0 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0

No deaths relating to COVID-19 were recorded for the first 11 weeks of 2020.