Latest figures show there were no COVID deaths in Lyme Regis during 2020

UPDATED figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show there were no coronavirus-related deaths in Lyme Regis during 2020. 

The ONS updated its figures this week to show all deaths caused by COVID-19 from March to December 2020 for each area across the country.

There were no COVID-19 deaths in the Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Marshwood Vale area during the entire period.

However, the Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme area recorded its first two coronavirus-related deaths in December 2020.

Axminster also saw an alarming eight coronavirus-related deaths in December, bringing its total to 18, having recorded three in April and seven in May.

In Seaton, there was one death in December, bringing its total to 13 with previous deaths recorded in April, May, June and August.

To the east, the Burton Bradstock and Chideock area has not seen any coronavirus-related deaths since the one recorded in April. Bridport recorded a total of three coronavirus-related deaths in 2020, all in April.

The latest figures on case numbers show there were 35 COVID cases in Lyme Regis, Charmouth and the Marshwood Vale in the seven days up until January 14, an increase of 11 on the previous week which has put the area above national average case rate per 100,000 people.

Cases have been increasing in the area since mid-December, which may be caused by the more contagious variant of the virus which emerged in the UK over the Christmas period.

In neighbouring areas, Kilmington, Colyton & Uplyme has 17 cases, an increase of five on the previous week; Axminster has 12 cases, a decrease of five; Seaton has nine cases, a decrease of six; Burton Bradstock and Chideock has 10 cases, a decrease of six; Bridport South and West Bay has six cases, an increase of one; and Bridport North has 10 cases, a decrease of 11.

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