Coronavirus deaths rise to more than 300 in Devon

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Four other patients have sadly died at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from NHS England.
Today’s data shows 13 new deaths in the South West region: four of them occurred at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter and one at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Two of the RD&E deaths occurred on November 27 and two on November 28, the data showed, bringing the total number of people who died in Exeter hospital after testing positive for Covid to 77.

Across all hospitals in Devon, there are now 304 people who have died after testing positive for the coronavirus.

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An NHS England statement released today (Sunday) reports that a total of 208 patients have died in hospitals in England with a positive Covid test at the time of their death (within the 4 p.m. deadline on November 27 and 4 p.m. November 28).

Most of them were in the “80 and over” age group (115 deaths) or the “60 to 79” age group (81 deaths).

Nine other patients in hospitals in England tested positive for Covid, but did not declare Covid-19 on their death certificate, says NHS England.

Covid deaths by region

NHS England data for the period November 27 at 4 p.m. to November 28 at 4 p.m.

East of England – 21

London – 15

Midlands – 63

North East and Yorkshire – 50

North West – 32

South-East – 14

South West – 13

Total – 208

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