Notifications of Death due to Covid-19 between 01/01/2020 and 11/04/2020

Tony Boydell made this Freedom of Information request to Care Inspectorate Wales

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Dear Care Inspectorate Wales,

I would like a report of how many notifications of death, related to Covid-19, you have received from Care Homes and other registered care providers during this first period of 2020 (01/01 thru 11/04 inclusive). I would very much appreciate the results (taken from your CaSSI system) grouped by Week.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Boydell

Care Inspectorate Wales

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Care Inspectorate Wales

Dear Tony Boydell
Thank you for your request for information.
Unfortunately, whilst providers of care services are required to notify
CIW of the death of a person using their service, CIW do not hold data on
the number of these deaths that were Covid-19 related.  This is because
the majority of people living in care homes have not routinely been tested
for Covid-19 and nor is this happening following death. So at the point
that providers notify CIW of a death of a service user they cannot confirm
that the death was Covid-19 related.
CIW can only therefore provide data on the total number of deaths of
people living in care homes or other registered care services.
You may be aware that the Minister for Health & Social Services provided
some information in regard to Covid-19 in care homes at the daily press
conference on 15 April, this can be viewed [1]here.  In addition, The
Office for National Statistics is now compiling and publishing data in
relation to Covid-19 deaths and deaths in England and Wales that occurred
outside of hospitals which may cover the information that you require. The
ONS data can be found at the following [2]link.
I am sorry that we are not able to provide you with the specific
information that you require, however I hope that the information in the
attached links is useful to you.  If you do require any information on
total deaths in care homes within the period specified which is not
already covered within the ONS data, please let me know.
Kind regards
Kirsty Manton
Rheolwr Ansawdd a Gwybodaeth / Quality & Information Manager
Arolygiaeth Gofal Cymru (AGC)  / Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)
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