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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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15 April 20211236
22 April 2021732
29 April 2021523
06 May 2021519
13 May 2021918
20 May 2021620
26 May 2021From 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.723
02 June 2021416
09 June 20211116
16 June 20211222
23 June 20211534
30 June 20212044
07 July 20212758
14 July 20214080
21 July 202155110
28 July 202139121
04 August 202153125
11 August 202158129
18 August 202154137
25 August 202180158
01 September 202183182
08 September 2021106224
15 September 2021101227
22 September 202171221
29 September 202174186
06 October 202167172
13 October 202166173
20 October 202161159
27 October 202161151
03 November 202169161
10 November 202139136
17 November 202145126
24 November 202181148
01 December 202157166
08 December 202154163
15 December 202159145
22 December 202190165
29 December 2021145235
05 January 2022281402
12 January 2022265486
19 January 2022235513

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

25 January 2022 25 January 2022

Next update

8 February 2022

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

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.

Keywords

COVID-19, Coronavirus, CIW, Care homes

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.