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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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22 Mar 20211169
23 Mar 20212673
24 Mar 20212774
25 Mar 20213180
26 Mar 20213187
27 Mar 20213389
28 Mar 20213384
29 Mar 20212879
30 Mar 20212771
31 Mar 20212169
01 Apr 20212067
02 Apr 20211167
03 Apr 20211367
04 Apr 20211359
05 Apr 20211158
06 Apr 20211257
07 Apr 20211356
08 Apr 20211351
09 Apr 2021From 9 April 2021, CIW have 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 is now provided weekly on a Thursday.1453
15 Apr 20211236
22 Apr 2021732
29 Apr 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 Jun 2021416
09 Jun 20211116
16 Jun 20211222
23 Jun 20211534
30 Jun 20212044
07 Jul 20212758
14 Jul 20214080

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

20 July 2021 20 July 2021

Next update

3 August 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

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 will now refer to the data as of the Wednesday from this point onwards.

From 9 April 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, from 9 April onwards, 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.