No new Covid deaths recorded in East Devon or Exeter – with 14 in Devon

No new coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon or Exeter in the latest weekly figures – but there have been 14 fatalities elsewhere in the county.

East Devon Reporter 

Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published today (Tuesday, November 3) showed the number across Devon is the highest for five months.

The figures relate to deaths between October 17 – 23 that were registered up to October 31.

They show that eight deaths due to Covid-19 were recorded in Torbay, with one fatality in North Devon, Teignbridge, Torridge, the South Hams, Plymouth and Mid Devon.

Six fatalities had been recorded across both Devon and Cornwall in the previous seven-day period.

There has been one Covid-related death in East Devon in ten weeks, while Exeter has gone 19 weeks without a fatality.

West Devon has gone seven weeks and Cornwall a fortnight.

In total, 51 Covid-19 deaths have been registered in East Devon; 19 of them in hospital, 29 in care homes and three at home.

The total for Exeter is 39; 16 of them in hospital, 21 in care homes and two at home.

Some 610 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 320 in hospitals, 242 in care homes, 46 at home, one in a hospice and on in a ‘communal establishment’.

Of these, 102 have been in Plymouth, 71 in Torbay, 34 in Teignbridge, 27 in North Devon, 21 in Torridge, 20 in Mid Devon, 19 in West Devon, and 13 in the South Hams

A total of 213 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 796 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 1,973.