No local Covid deaths recorded in first since September

For the first time since mid-September, no deaths relating to coronavirus in both Devon and Cornwall have been recorded in the most recent weekly figures.

The figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which relate to the week of May 22 to May 28 but registered up to June 5, show that none of the 269 deaths registered in the two counties had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

It is the sixth week in a row where there were no deaths in a care home in the two counties, and the 11th consecutive week where the total number of Covid related deaths was in single figures.

It is the first time for 35 weeks, since the week of September 19-25, when there were no deaths related to Covid-19 recorded in Devon and Cornwall, and the second successive week whereby Devon did not see a death recorded – the first time that has happened since the last week of July and the first week of August.

No deaths so far been registered in the Isles of Scilly, and there were no deaths in the most recent week in Cornwall, in Mid Devon (for the 2nd week running), East Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge (for the 3rd week running), West Devon (for the 4th week running), Torbay (for the 5th week running), Exeter (for the 8th week running), in Torridge and Plymouth (for the 9th week running), and North Devon (for the 156th week running) were registered.

Previous weeks have seen 2, 1, 4, 2, 6, 3, 6, 6, 9, 12, 22, 44, 47, 85, 99, 146, 152, 78, 55, 32, 46, 48, 52, 43, 43, 37, 24, 11, 13, 15, 6, 5, 2, 0, 3, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 1, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 1, 7, 10, 11, 15, 38, 44, 70, 85, 107, 90, 60, 16 and nine deaths registered.

In total, 1,748 deaths from coronavirus have been registered across Devon and Cornwall, with 961 in hospitals, 658 in care homes, 117 at home, five in a hospice, three in a communal establishment and four ‘elsewhere’.

Other communal establishments, as defined by the ONS, include defence bases, educational premises, prisons (including probation/bail hostel, prisons, detention centres and other detention), hotels, hostels, travel and temporary accommodation (including B&Bs, temporary shelter for homeless and holiday parks), and religious premises.

The ONS define elsewhere as all places not covered by the other definitions, such as deaths on a motorway, at the beach, climbing a mountain, walking down the street, at the cinema, at a football match, while out shopping or in someone else’s home.

Of the deaths, 575 have been registered in Cornwall, 233 in Plymouth, 212 in East Devon, 168 in Torbay, 130 in Teignbridge, 128 in Exeter, 83 in Mid Devon, 71 in North Devon, 55 in Torridge, 53 in the South Hams, 40 in West Devon, and none on the Isles of Scilly.

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So far in 2021, there have been 313 deaths in Cornwall, 94 in Plymouth, 88 in East Devon, 70 in Teignbridge, 59 in Torbay, 55 in Exeter, 36 in Mid Devon, 29 in South Hams, 14 in North Devon, 14 in Torridge and 12 in West Devon.

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.

Deaths that have occurred since May 28 will be recorded in next week’s figures, as long as the deceased lived within Devon and Cornwall, the death has been registered, and Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

TOTAL DEATHS
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 11 147 72 1 2 233
Torbay 14 69 84 0 1 168
Cornwall 35 334 203 3 0 575
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 11 96 103 0 2 212
Exeter 6 61 59 1 1 128
Mid Devon 11 54 18 0 1 84
North Devon 6 49 15 0 0 70
South Hams 3 26 24 0 0 53
Teignbridge 6 65 59 0 0 130
Torridge 6 37 12 0 0 54
West Devon 8 23 9 0 0 30
Total 117 961 658 5 7 1748
TOTAL DEATHS IN 2021
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 6 61 26 0 1 94
Torbay 4 17 38 0 0 59
Cornwall 13 176 121 3 0 313
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 6 32 50 0 0 88
Exeter 2 19 33 1 0 55
Mid Devon 3 21 12 0 0 36
North Devon 2 12 0 0 0 14
South Hams 2 7 20 0 0 29
Teignbridge 5 24 41 0 0 70
Torridge 2 11 1 0 0 14
West Devon 1 10 1 0 0 12
Total 46 390 343 4 1 784
TOTAL DEATHS FROM COVID-19 IN 2020
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 5 86 46 1 1 139
Torbay 10 52 46 0 1 109
Cornwall 22 158 82 0 0 262
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 5 64 53 0 2 124
Exeter 4 42 26 0 1 73
Mid Devon 8 33 6 0 1 48
North Devon 4 37 15 0 0 56
South Hams 1 19 4 0 0 24
Teignbridge 1 41 18 0 0 60
Torridge 4 26 11 0 0 41
West Devon 7 13 8 0 0 28
Total 71 571 315 1 6 964
Week 21 of 2021 (week ending May 28)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0
Week 20 of 2021 (week ending May 21)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 0 2 0 0 0 2
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 0 0 0 0 0
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 2 0 0 0 2
Week 19 of 2021 (week ending May 14)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 0 0 0 1
Week 18 of 2021 (week ending May 7)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 1 1 0 0 0 2
Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mid Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 1 0 0 0 0 1
Teignbridge 1 0 0 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 1 0 0 0 4
Week 17 of 2021 (week ending April 30)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0
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 2 0 0 0 2
Total 0 2 0 0 0 2
Week 16 of 2021 (week ending April 23)
Place of death
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 1 0 0 0 0 1
Cornwall 1 0 0 0 0 1
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 1 0 0 0 1
Exeter 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0 0 0
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 0 0 0 3

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