Posted: 02.06.20 at 13:18 by Joseph Bulmer and Daniel Clark
Just two deaths due to the coronavirus in East Devon were registered in the latest week’s figures from the Office of National Statistics.
Of those two deaths one took place in a care home and the other in hospital. The week before saw three deaths; one at home, another in hospital and one at a care home.
In total, according to the ONS, 43 people have died in East Devon due to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.
Of those 43 deaths, 27 took place in a care home, 14 were in hospital and two were at home.
The figures, published today, relate to all deaths that occurred between May 16 and May 22 but were registered up to May 30.
Just 11 deaths related to coronavirus were registered across Devon and Cornwall in the latest week’s figures provided by the ONS.
There were only 11 deaths in which COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate were registered in that time period, down from 38 for the previous seven days, and is the lowest figure since the week ending March 20, the first week in which a coronavirus related deaths was recorded.
Six of the deaths occurred in hospitals with five in a care home, and none in any other setting.
Torbay, Exeter, Mid Devon, South Hams, West Devon, and the Isles of Scilly saw no deaths registered in the seven day period. The Isles of Scilly has still yet to see a COVID-19 related death.
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.
Of the 11 deaths, four were registered in Plymouth, with two in Cornwall and East Devon, and one in North Devon, Teignbridge and Torridge. Of the five care home deaths, three occurred in Plymouth, with one in East Devon and Teignbridge.
The previous week of figures saw 24 deaths in care homes, 10 in hospitals, and four at home.
In total, 520 deaths from coronavirus have been registered across Devon and Cornwall, with 275 in hospitals, 206 in care homes, 38 at home, and one in a hospice. Of the deaths, 192 have been registered in Cornwall, 77 in Plymouth, 54 in Torbay, 43 in East Devon, 38 in Exeter, 31 in Teignbridge, 24 in North Devon, 19 in Torridge, 15 in Mid Devon and West Devon, 12 in the South Hams, and one in the Isles of Scilly.