The epidemic hit some local care homes badly after developing in East Devon in March – but the lockdown stopped a wider spread.
I am now in a position to report further on the Covid situation in care homes and the local community.
Outbreaks occurred in several care homes in Seaton and surrounding towns at the end of March/beginning of April, reflecting people having become infected earlier in March before the lockdown was imposed. A number of people are believed to have died. (The national graph above shows the drastic acceleration of deaths in care homes in the first two weeks of April; most ‘other excess deaths’ are probably Covid-related but not recorded as Covid.)