No covid deaths in Devon
However, infection rates remain high
For the first time since mid-September, no one has died from the corona virus in Devon and Cornwall in the past 24 hours.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that from the week of May 22 to May 28, recorded through June 5, none of the 269 deaths recorded in the two counties had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.
This is the sixth week in a row that there have been no care home deaths in both counties, and the 11th week in a row that the total number of Covid-related deaths was in single digits.
This is the first time in 35 weeks, since the week of September 19-25, where no Covid-19-related deaths were recorded in Devon and Cornwall, and the second week in a row that Devon saw no recorded deaths – the first time since the last week of July and the first week of August.
Mid Devon has no deaths for the 2sd week in a row), East Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge (for the 3rd week in a row), West Devon (for the 4th week in a row), Torbay (for the 5th week in a row),e consecutive week), Exeter (for the 8e consecutive week) and North Devon (for the 156th consecutive week)
A total of 1,748 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Devon and Cornwall, including 961 in hospitals, 658 in nursing homes, 117 at home, five in a hospice, three in a communal facility and four ‘elsewhere’ .
Current deaths in the region stand at 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 South Hams, 40 in West Devon , and none on the Isles of Scilly.
Deaths since May 28 will be recorded in figures for next week, as long as the deceased lived in Devon and Cornwall the death was recorded and Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.