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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 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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04 May 202255217
11 May 202258176
18 May 202234130
25 May 202234103
01 June 20222781
08 June 20223686
15 June 202260100
22 June 202274136
29 June 202290172
06 July 2022141238
13 July 2022150288
20 July 2022110289
27 July 202285248
10 August 202267159
24 August 202246121
07 September 20223492
21 September 20223578
05 October 20223788
19 October 20223789
02 November 20222284
16 November 20221746
30 November 20222652
07 December 20223268
14 December 20223886
21 December 202268117
28 December 202254143
04 January 202351161
11 January 202330113
18 January 20231677

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

24 January 2023 24 January 2023

Next update

07 February 2023

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

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.

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.