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Figures confirm 8 coronavirus deaths in care homes in Cornwall

Figures confirm 8 coronavirus deaths in care homes in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 1:49pm 21st April 2020.

Written by Daniel Clark, Local Democracy Reporter

There have been 19 deaths in care homes related to coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall, Office of National Statistics information have revealed.

The figures, published today, relate to all deaths that occurred up to April 10 but were registered up to April 18.

They show 11 deaths have taken place in care homes across the county this year for which COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate, while a further eight have taken place in Cornwall

A further 64 deaths have occurred in hospitals in Devon while five deaths were registered as having taken place at home, while in Cornwall, 45 people have died in hospital and five at home.

The ONS figures are split down by local authority area with whom the deaths were registered.

The week’s ending on April 10 and April 3 both show there were 57 deaths across the two counties, with 16 deaths occurring in the week ending March 27 and eight ending March 20. No deaths in the counties occurred prior to that week, the statistics show.

Cornwall has had the highest number of deaths – 58 – but those figures cover the whole county, while in Devon, statistics are broken down by council region.

Plymouth and Torbay have had the highest number of deaths registered at 15, while the lowest authority area is Torridge, with just two. There have no deaths in the Isles of Scilly.

Torridge though was named as one of the areas of the country with the highest percentage of deaths in care homes – 50 per cent – but because one of its two deaths occurred in that setting.

OVERALL FIGURES

The overall figures for deaths in 2020 related to coronavirus that occurred up to April 10 and were registered up to April 18 show 58 deaths in Cornwall. A further 15 were registered in Plymouth and Torbay, with 13 in Exeter, 11 in Teignbridge, 7 in East Devon, 5 in North Devon, 4 in Mid Devon, West Devon and the South Hams, and 2 in Torridge.

Of deaths in care homes, 8 have happened in Cornwall, 3 in Exeter, two in East Devon and North Devon, and 1 in Plymouth, Torbay, Torridge and West Devon, with none in Mid Devon, South Hams and Teignbridge.

Five deaths have happened at home in Cornwall, with two in Torbay, and one in Exeter, Mid Devon and West Devon.

No deaths have been recorded as taking place in either a hospice or at any other setting.

 

  Place of death          
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 14 1 0 0 15
Torbay 2 12 1 0 0 15
Cornwall 5 45 8 0 0 58
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Devon 0 5 2 0 0 7
Exeter 1 9 3 0 0 13
Mid Devon 1 3 0 0 0 4
North Devon 0 3 2 0 0 5
South Hams 0 4 0 0 0 4
Teignbridge 0 11 0 0 0 11
Torridge 0 1 1 0 0 2
West Devon 1 2 1 0 0 4

 

WEEK 15 – THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 10

The statistics just for the week ending April 10 show that Cornwall had the most deaths registered from COVID-19 with 19, followed by Plymouth with 9, Exeter with 6, North Devon with 5, Torbay with 4, East Devon and Teignbridge with 3, Torridge and West Devon with 2, and just 1 in the South Hams for a total of 57 deaths

A total of 15 deaths were registered in care homes out of the 19 that have taken place in total in 2020.

  Place of death          
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 8 1 0 0 9
Torbay 0 4 0 0 0 4
Cornwall 0 13 6 0 0 19
East Devon 0 2 1 0 0 3
Exeter 0 3 3 0 0 6
Mid Devon 1 2 0 0 0 3
North Devon 0 3 2 0 0 5
South Hams 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teignbridge 0 3 0 0 0 3
Torridge 0 1 1 0 0 2
West Devon 1 0 1 0 0 2

 

 

WEEK 14 – THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 3

The statistics just for the week ending April 3 show that there were also 57 deaths as having taken place across the region. Of them, 26 were registered in Cornwall, with 9 in Torbay, 6 in Teignbridge, 5 in Plymouth, 4 in East Devon, 3 in Exeter, 2 in West Devon and 1 in the South Hams, with none in North Devon or Torridge.

A total of four care home deaths were registered – two in Cornwall, and one in Torbay and East Devon.

 

  Place of death          
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 5 0 0 0 5
Torbay 2 6 1 0 0 9
Cornwall 3 21 2 0 0 26
East Devon 0 3 1 0 0 4
Exeter 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mid Devon 0 1 0 0 0 1
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teignbridge 0 6 0 0 0 6
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 2 0 0 0 2

 

 

WEEK 13 – THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 27

The figures for deaths registered for the week ending March 27 show that there were 16 deaths related to COVID-19 registered, with nine in Cornwall, three in Exeter, two in the South Hams, and one in Plymouth and Teignbridge.

None of the deaths occurred in care homes and only two, both in Cornwall, took place at home.

 

  Place of death          
Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 1 0 0 0 1
Torbay 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornwall 2 7 0 0 0 9
East Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mid Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
South Hams 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teignbridge 0 1 0 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

WEEK 12 – THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 20

The figures show only eight deaths were registered as having taken place in the week ending March 20, of which, seven occurred in hospital. Four deaths were registered in Cornwall, with a further two in Torbay and one in Teignbridge, with one death in Exeter recorded as having taken place at home.

No deaths relating to COVID-19 were recorded for the first 11 weeks of 2020.

 

Area name Home Hospital Care home Hospice Elsewhere Total
Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
Torbay 0 2 0 0 0 2
Cornwall 0 4 0 0 0 4
East Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exeter 1 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0 0 0 1
Torridge 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Devon 0 0 0 0 0 0

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