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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information Number of adult care homes which have notified CIW of one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19, in staff or residents, by local authority and date

In order to improve the timely availability of data related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in adult care homes the Welsh Government and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) have agreed to publish provisional counts of the number of adult care homes reporting one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. The COVID-19 cases data covers residents and staff working at the home.

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[Collapse]Wales61159
WalesIsle of Anglesey12
Gwynedd23
Conwy313
Denbighshire27
Flintshire03
Wrexham01
Powys35
Ceredigion16
Pembrokeshire14
Carmarthenshire616
Swansea616
Neath Port Talbot712
Bridgend26
Vale of Glamorgan17
Rhondda Cynon Taf56
Merthyr Tydfil00
Caerphilly614
Blaenau Gwent13
Torfaen47
Monmouthshire24
Newport17
Cardiff717

Metadata

Title

Number of adult care homes which have notified CIW of one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19, in staff or residents, by local authority and date

Last update

26 October 2021 26 October 2021

Next update

9 November 2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Care Inspectorate Wales

Contact email

kas.covid19@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, CIW, Care homes

General description

In order to improve the timely availability of data related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in adult care homes the Welsh Government and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) have agreed to publish provisional counts of the number of adult care homes reporting one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. The COVID-19 cases data covers residents and staff working at the home.



Data collection and calculation

Daily return from Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) at a local authority (LA) level. Data is collected on a daily basis via an online form developed and maintained by Care Inspectorate Wales. The data is validated against previous returns and any significant changes are queried. Data is submitted via a CSV file and transferred to a SQL database. Data includes all notifications up to midnight each day.

From 21 May 2021, CIW have changed the day they supply data to Welsh Government on the number of adult homes reporting one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Data is now provided weekly on a Wednesday, instead of a Thursday, due to an update in Care Inspectorate Wales’ internal processes. Where we previously reported on the number of COVID-19 cases in the last 7 or 20 days based on data as of the Thursday, we now refer to the data as of the Wednesday from this point onwards.

Between 9 April and 21 May 2021, CIW changed the frequency of the data they supply to Welsh Government on the number of adult homes reporting one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19. Instead of daily, data was provided weekly on a Thursday. The reason for making this change was due to there being little change in the data on a day to day basis. This allowed CIW to release some inspector capacity and increase their inspections of services. This change only affected the notifications of cases data. Where Welsh Government previously reported on the number of COVID-19 cases in the last 7 or 20 days based on data as of the Friday, Welsh Government reported the data as of the Thursday.


Frequency of publication

Fortnightly

Data reference periods

16 December 2020 onwards.

Revisions information

Historic data are subject to revision at any point as CIW can re-submit a return anytime, and therefore may differ to that previously published information.

Statistical quality

In terms of ‘Confirmed’ COVID-19, from 29 April onwards, this has been provided to CIW by the care home provider by means of an answer to the question: ‘Was the death a result of confirmed COVID-19?’

Prior to this date, the care home provider wasn’t asked this question, therefore, ‘Confirmed’ for these is where CIW’s inspectors have reviewed the free text data provided by the care home provider (on the questions ‘cause of the person’s death, if known and confirmed by a medical practitioner’ and ‘summary of the circumstances leading up to the persons death and all contributing factors’) and determined that it relates to a confirmed case.
In both scenarios CIW are reliant on the care home provider to inform them appropriately of a confirmed case.

Following Welsh Government guidance issued on 17 December 2020, COVID-19 outbreaks can now be declared as over once 20 days have elapsed since the last affected individual returns a positive test or manifests symptoms. Multi-disciplinary teams must take into account the specific circumstances of individual homes, including the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) processes that have been applied. In line with this guidance, CIW have revised their daily notifications report to replace the previous 28 day measure to a 20 day measure.