Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital coronavirus death toll at 27

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 0685-43-12AW

The Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 0685-43-12AW - Credit: Archant

The coronavirus death toll at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has reached 27.

Figures released by NHS England on Monday (April 20) confirmed two patients died on Thursday (April 16) and another two died on Friday.

The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital serves East Devon as well as Exeter and most of the Greater Devon area.

The latest figures show that 107 people have now died in hospitals in Devon.

According to NHS England, 14,829 patients have died in hospitals in England.


You may also want to watch:


The NHS England figures do not include deaths that have taken place outside of hospital, such as in care homes.

NHS England releases updated figures each day showing the dates of every coronavirus-related death in hospitals in England, often including new deaths that took place several days or even weeks ago.

Most Read

This is because of the time it takes for deaths to be confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19, for post-mortem tests to be processed, and for data from the tests to be validated.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus