A further two coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded in both East Devon and Exeter in the latest weekly statistics.
East Devon Reporter eastdevonnews.co.uk
Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published on Tuesday (December 1) showed the seven-day toll of 34 across Devon and Cornwall is the region’s highest since May.
And every district across both counties has registered a fatality due to Covid-19 for the first time since the middle of April.
They relate to deaths which occurred in the week of November 14 – 20 and were registered up to November 28.
The two deaths recorded in East Devon and both of those in Exeter happened in hospital.
There were eight fatalities in Plymouth; three in each of Teignbridge, North Devon and Torridge; two in each of the South Hams and West Devon; and one in both Torbay and Mid Devon.
Seven deaths due to coronavirus were recorded in Cornwall.
The previous seven-day period saw 24 Covid-related deaths – two of them in East Devon and one in Exeter – recorded across Devon and Cornwall.
In total, 56 Covid-19 deaths have now been registered in East Devon; 23 of them in hospital, 29 in care homes and four at home.
The total for Exeter is 42; 19 of them in hospital, 21 in care homes and two at home.
Some 696 coronavirus-related deaths have been registered across Devon and Cornwall; 393 in hospitals, 248 in care homes, 53 at home, one in a hospice and one ‘elsewhere’.
Of these, 118 have been in Plymouth, 88 in Torbay, 44 in Teignbridge, 30 in North Devon, 27 in Torridge, 23 in Mid Devon, 22 in West Devon, and 19 in the South Hams
A total of 227 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 1,551 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in East Devon to date. The number for Exeter is 2,648.