Cornwall news 900th Covid death recorded in Devon and Cornwall's hospitals UK news

MetiNews.Com - It was reported today that coronavirus-related deaths across the region have fallen to the lowest level since the beginning of 2021

Cornwall news 900th Covid death recorded in Devon and Cornwall's hospitals UK news

MetiNews.Com - It was reported today that coronavirus-related deaths across the region have fallen to the lowest level since the beginning of 2021

Cornwall news  900th Covid death recorded in Devon and Cornwall's hospitals UK news
23 February 2021 - 17:15

Breaking News ! Devon and Cornwall have now recorded more than Covid-related 900 deaths in their hospitals. The latest figures from NHS England, published today, show that 12 more patients in the region, who had coronavirus, have died. Of these, two were at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, two at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, six were at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and two at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This means that 904 people who had tested positive for Covid-19 have now died in the region's hospitals during the pandemic. However, it was also reported today that Covid-related deaths across Devon and Cornwall have fallen by 25 per cent and to the lowest level since the beginning of 2021. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which relate to the week of February 6 to 12, but registered up to February 20, show that 75 of the 347 deaths registered in the two counties had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate. Deaths in Devon have dropped nearly 40 per cent week-on-week, but Cornwall has seen its numbers slightly rise. The 75 deaths is the lowest total for five weeks, but is still the eighth highest weekly total since the pandemic began. Of the 75 deaths registered in week 6 (Feb 6-12), there were 40 deaths of people from Cornwall, nine in Plymouth, seven in Torbay and Teignbridge, four in East Devon, three in Exeter and Mid Devon, one in Torridge and West Devon. No deaths in the Isles of Scilly, North Devon, or the South Hams were registered. In total, 33 of the deaths occurred in care homes, 39 in hospitals and three at home. A further 10 deaths from week five (Jan 30-Feb 5) have been added into the figures this week (five in Cornwall, three in Plymouth, one in Torbay and East Devon), with one death from week four (Jan 23-29 in Plymouth) as well. Previous weeks have seen 100, 146, 150, 78, 55, 32, 46, 48, 52, 43, 43, 37, 24, 11, 13, 15, 6, 5, 2, 0, 3, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 1, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 5, 1, 7, 10, 11, 15, 38, 44, 70, 85, 107, 90, 60, 16 and nine deaths registered. In total, 1,605 deaths from coronavirus have been registered across Devon and Cornwall. The latest Government figures have also shown that the Cornwall Council area is no longer the place with England's lowest coronavirus case rate over the most recent seven-day period. During this period - the week up to February 18 - there were 227 positive cases recorded in the county, giving a case rate of 39.7 per 100,000 people. This means Cornwall has dropped to the third-lowest in England, below Devon (315 cases at 39.3) and the London borough of Islington (94 cases at 38.8). Across England, 43 areas are experiencing rising infection rates. Corby in Northamptonshire continues to have the highest rate in England, with 238 new cases recorded in the seven days to February 18 - the equivalent of 329.6 cases per 100,000 people. This is down slightly from 347.6 cases per 100,000 people in the seven days to February 11. Middlesbrough has the second highest rate, down from 316.4 to 285.1, with 402 new cases. Peterborough is in third place, down very slightly from 276.9 to 270.0, with 546 new cases. Of the 43 areas to record a week-on-week rise, the top five are: Rutland (up from 182.8 to 237.9) Craven (43.8 to 80.5) Brentwood (83.1 to 118.1) Tamworth (203.4 to 236.0) Malvern Hills (104.2 to 136.0) This comes after Boris Johnson revealed the Government's plan to ease the lockdown and restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister described it as a "one-way road to freedom" in the House of Commons. The following dates could be amended in the future: March 8 at the earliest: Schools reopening. One-to-one meetings with others outdoors. Care home residents allowed one regular visitor. March 29 at the earliest: Outdoor gatherings of six people or two households, including in private gardens.

. "Stay at home" message being ended at that point but people encouraged to stay local. April 12 at the earliest: Non-essential shops reopening along with public buildings. Personal care premises too. Pubs and restaurants reopening but outdoor service only under rule of six or two households rule. Self-contained accommodation also can reopen but only for household groups to use. Funerals can have up to 30 people and wedding receptions 15. May 17 at the earliest: Rule of six and two households rule outdoors to "go" at that point, but gatherings of more than 30 still banned. Indoor mixing - including in pubs and restaurants - allowed but within rule of six/two households. Fans can attend events at sporting venues, but limits on capacity will apply depending on type of venue. Up to 30 people allowed at weddings and other life events. International travel could resume. June 21 at the earliest: Date set hopefully for removal of "legal limits on social contact". Final closed sectors to reopen - such as nightclubs. Also hoping to get limits on weddings etc removed as well. Mr Johnson also confirmed today he has tasked Michael Gove with leading a review into the possible use of vaccine passports. Speaking at a school in south London, the Prime Minister told reporters: "This is an area where we’re looking at a novelty for our country, we haven’t had stuff like this before, we’ve never thought in terms of having something that you have to show to go to a pub or a theatre. "There are deep and complex issues that we need to explore, and ethical issues about what the role is for Government in mandating or for people to have such a thing or indeed in banning from people doing such a thing. "We can’t be discriminatory against people who for whatever reason people can’t have the vaccine, there might be medical reasons why people can’t have a vaccine. "Or some people may generally refuse to have one, I think that’s mistaken, I think everybody should have a vaccine but we need to thrash all this out. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire) "In the interval (during the rollout of the vaccines) what I want to see is a proper review into the issue. That’s going to be led by Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, who will be getting the best scientific, moral, philosophical, ethical viewpoints on it and will work out a way forward. "The fervent libertarians will reject but other people will think there’s a case for it." Mr Johnson added he is "very optimistic" that he will be able to ease all the restrictions by the June 21 date set in his road map. But representatives of Devon and Cornwall's hospitality industry said the plan is a "further blow" pubs and restaurants will have to remain shut for months. Labour MP for Exeter, Ben Bradshaw, said he agreed with the Government that "we should be driven by the data and not dates" and has welcomed the moving of the dates currently set out in the roadmap should data suggest they need to be pushed forward or back. "Given the stunning evidence on the impact of the vaccines in preventing serious illness and deaths the Government should be prepared to bring those dates forward, as well as back, if the data justifies it," he said. "It is particularly hard on local businesses, especially our vital hospitality sector, to have to remain closed for Easter, given Exeter and Devon have one of the lowest Covid rates in the country." Patrick Langmaid, director of Mother Ivey's Bay holiday park at Trevose Head, said that while he was able to reopen on April 12, pubs operating at a reduced capacity are "better off shut and being supported" until they can fully open. “[The plan] is okay if you’re doing what I’m doing," he said. "Self-catering accommodation can reopen on April 12. But it doesn’t mean it’s great news. A lot of people are going to be struggling. The devil will be in the detail. “I worry about the whole of the Cornish hospitality. Pubs and restaurants are going to need support. I worry for pubs that are asked to open at reduced capacity. They’re better off shut and being supported until they can open fully." Mother Ivey's Bay holiday park owner Patrick Langmaid (Image: Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park) Mr Langmaid added that his customers "are not going to get the Cornish experience they were expecting" as most of the hospitality sector will remain shut. "We’d already decided that we’d open at reduced capacity, that 170 pitches are not going to be open. That’s 800 people," he said. "The general public are going to want social distancing for the rest of the season. We’re all emotionally scarred by the lockdown and what it means about protecting ourselves and our loved ones." Tim Jones, chairman of South West Business Council, said the Government should look at creating an additional bank holiday, but it must also ensure that a fourth lockdown never happens. You can read more about local reactions here. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with our FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page.

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Cornwall news 900th Covid death recorded in Devon and Cornwall's hospitals UK news


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