No new COVID-19 related deaths in East Devon for three weeks

  Posted: 30.07.20 at 09:39 by Francesca Evans

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There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths in East Devon for three weeks, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Latest ONS data shows that for the first time since mid-March, there have been no deaths recorded across Devon and Cornwall related to coronavirus.

The latest figures relate to the week of July 11 and July 17, but were registered up to July 25, and show no deaths having been recorded anywhere in Devon and Cornwall.

It is the fourth time in five weeks that no deaths have been recorded in Devon, but is the first time that Cornwall has not seen a death registered.

It is the fifth week in a row that across the whole of Devon, there has been no new care home deaths, and the third week in a row in Cornwall.

The figures relate to deaths in which COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate and were registered in that time period.

The Isles of Scilly has still yet to see a COVID-19 related death and the South Hams and West Devon have now gone nine weeks without a death, while Mid Devon and North Devon eight weeks and Torridge seven weeks, Torbay six weeks, Exeter and Teignbridge have gone five weeks, and Plymouth and East Devon have gone three weeks.

The figures show in which local authority the deceased’s usual place of residence was.

For instance, if someone 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.

In total, 567 deaths from coronavirus have been registered across Devon and Cornwall, with 304 in hospitals, 220 in care homes, 42 at home, and one in a hospice.

Of the deaths, 208 have been registered in Cornwall, 90 in Plymouth, 58 in Torbay, 49 in East Devon, 39 in Exeter, 33 in Teignbridge, 26 in North Devon, 20 in Torridge, 17 in Mid Devon and West Devon, 12 in the South Hams, and none in the Isles of Scilly.

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