Landmark figure passed
More than a thousand people have now died with or of coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall - and in the last week for which the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published figures, relating to 2 to 8 January 2, one in eight people who passed away (45 of the 377 deaths) had covid-19 on the death certificate.
The total number of people who've died with the disease in the two countries now stands at 1,009. Six hundred of those deaths were in hospitals, 329 in care homes, 73 at home, one in a hospice, three in a communal establishment and three ‘elsewhere’.
Of the 45 deaths registered in the first week of the year, nine were from East Devon, seven from Cornwall, six from Mid Devon, five from Exeter, four from Plymouth, three from North Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge, two from Torbay and Torridge, and one from West Devon. No deaths in the Isles of Scilly were registered.
The deaths were:
- Four deaths in hospital of someone from Plymouth
- One death in a hospital and one in a care home of someone from Torbay
- Five deaths in hospital and two in a care home of someone from Cornwall
- Five deaths in hospital and four in a care home of someone from East Devon
- Three deaths in a hospital and two in a care home of someone from Exeter
- Four deaths in a hospital and two deaths at home of someone from mid Devon
- Three deaths in a hospital of someone from North Devon
- Three deaths in a care home in the South Hams
- Two deaths in a care home and one in a hospital of someone from Teignbridge
- Two hospital deaths of someone from Torridge
- One hospital death of someone from West Devon
A further 11 deaths from the last week of 2020 have been backdated into the figures this week, and three from the week before.
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, 269 have been registered in Cornwall, 143 in Plymouth, 133 in East Devon, 111 in Torbay, 78 in Exeter, 63 in Teignbridge, 59 in North Devon, 54 in Mid Devon, 43 in Torridge, 29 in West Devon, 7 in the South Hams and none on the Isles of Scilly.