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Deaths notified by care homes in England

 

Source: CQC death notifications submitted 10 April 2020 to 3 September 2021. Note: The notifications only include those received by 4pm on Friday, 3 September 2021.

Date of notification Daily death notifications
10/04/2020 149
11/04/2020 79
12/04/2020 110
13/04/2020 290
14/04/2020 551
15/04/2020 481
16/04/2020 462
17/04/2020 465
18/04/2020 110
19/04/2020 101
20/04/2020 676
21/04/2020 587
22/04/2020 411
23/04/2020 455
24/04/2020 429
25/04/2020 75
26/04/2020 96
27/04/2020 715
28/04/2020 476
29/04/2020 374
30/04/2020 362
01/05/2020 342
02/05/2020 71
03/05/2020 53
04/05/2020 558
05/05/2020 336
06/05/2020 307
07/05/2020 295
08/05/2020 132
09/05/2020 54
10/05/2020 79
11/05/2020 476
12/05/2020 286
13/05/2020 221
14/05/2020 194
15/05/2020 226
16/05/2020 47
17/05/2020 45
18/05/2020 288
19/05/2020 203
20/05/2020 131
21/05/2020 134
22/05/2020 130
23/05/2020 15
24/05/2020 31
25/05/2020 70
26/05/2020 199
27/05/2020 119
28/05/2020 84
29/05/2020 107
30/05/2020 10
31/05/2020 16
01/06/2020 138
02/06/2020 123
03/06/2020 80
04/06/2020 59
05/06/2020 66
06/06/2020 17
07/06/2020 11
08/06/2020 107
09/06/2020 57
10/06/2020 50
11/06/2020 45
12/06/2020 42
13/06/2020 3
14/06/2020 1
15/06/2020 68
16/06/2020 39
17/06/2020 40
18/06/2020 33
19/06/2020 31
20/06/2020 4
21/06/2020 6
22/06/2020 48
23/06/2020 27
24/06/2020 24
25/06/2020 26
26/06/2020 26
27/06/2020 4
28/06/2020 8
29/06/2020 35
30/06/2020 28
01/07/2020 13
02/07/2020 10
03/07/2020 21
04/07/2020 2
05/07/2020 2
06/07/2020 25
07/07/2020 9
08/07/2020 19
09/07/2020 11
10/07/2020 11
11/07/2020 4
12/07/2020 2
13/07/2020 17
14/07/2020 11
15/07/2020 11
16/07/2020 4
17/07/2020 9
18/07/2020 0
19/07/2020 2
20/07/2020 8
21/07/2020 10
22/07/2020 13
23/07/2020 4
24/07/2020 4
25/07/2020 1
26/07/2020 0
27/07/2020 8
28/07/2020 13
29/07/2020 7
30/07/2020 9
31/07/2020 7
01/08/2020 0
02/08/2020 0
03/08/2020 11
04/08/2020 5
05/08/2020 3
06/08/2020 3
07/08/2020 8
08/08/2020 1
09/08/2020 1
10/08/2020 7
11/08/2020 3
12/08/2020 5
13/08/2020 8
14/08/2020 7
15/08/2020 0
16/08/2020 1
17/08/2020 8
18/08/2020 8
19/08/2020 4
20/08/2020 4
21/08/2020 1
22/08/2020 0
23/08/2020 1
24/08/2020 1
25/08/2020 3
26/08/2020 4
27/08/2020 7
28/08/2020 1
29/08/2020 0
30/08/2020 1
31/08/2020 1
01/09/2020 8
02/09/2020 1
03/09/2020 4
04/09/2020 2
05/09/2020 0
06/09/2020 1
07/09/2020 7
08/09/2020 1
09/09/2020 5
10/09/2020 4
11/09/2020 3
12/09/2020 0
13/09/2020 0
14/09/2020 8
15/09/2020 8
16/09/2020 5
17/09/2020 6
18/09/2020 7
19/09/2020 0
20/09/2020 2
21/09/2020 7
22/09/2020 10
23/09/2020 6
24/09/2020 3
25/09/2020 7
26/09/2020 1
27/09/2020 4
28/09/2020 11
29/09/2020 7
30/09/2020 9
01/10/2020 16
02/10/2020 13
03/10/2020 4
04/10/2020 0
05/10/2020 20
06/10/2020 6
07/10/2020 10
08/10/2020 16
09/10/2020 20
10/10/2020 4
11/10/2020 4
12/10/2020 30
13/10/2020 15
14/10/2020 15
15/10/2020 15
16/10/2020 19
17/10/2020 2
18/10/2020 2
19/10/2020 53
20/10/2020 32
21/10/2020 21
22/10/2020 21
23/10/2020 21
24/10/2020 6
25/10/2020 6
26/10/2020 48
27/10/2020 36
28/10/2020 22
29/10/2020 30
30/10/2020 42
31/10/2020 13
01/11/2020 12
02/11/2020 75
03/11/2020 76
04/11/2020 39
05/11/2020 38
06/11/2020 54
07/11/2020 12
08/11/2020 13
09/11/2020 93
10/11/2020 73
11/11/2020 74
12/11/2020 63
13/11/2020 54
14/11/2020 13
15/11/2020 10
16/11/2020 99
17/11/2020 74
18/11/2020 59
19/11/2020 74
20/11/2020 74
21/11/2020 14
22/11/2020 24
23/11/2020 136
24/11/2020 94
25/11/2020 86
26/11/2020 62
27/11/2020 67
28/11/2020 12
29/11/2020 17
30/11/2020 117
01/12/2020 91
02/12/2020 77
03/12/2020 60
04/12/2020 70
05/12/2020 10
06/12/2020 11
07/12/2020 115
08/12/2020 109
09/12/2020 73
10/12/2020 92
11/12/2020 71
12/12/2020 18
13/12/2020 33
14/12/2020 135
15/12/2020 90
16/12/2020 73
17/12/2020 82
18/12/2020 79
19/12/2020 17
20/12/2020 27
21/12/2020 153
22/12/2020 111
23/12/2020 111
24/12/2020 94
25/12/2020 17
26/12/2020 35
27/12/2020 56
28/12/2020 77
29/12/2020 184
30/12/2020 150
31/12/2020 118
01/01/2021 41
02/01/2021 43
03/01/2021 44
04/01/2021 200
05/01/2021 150
06/01/2021 137
07/01/2021 145
08/01/2021 149
09/01/2021 34
10/01/2021 63
11/01/2021 264
12/01/2021 252
13/01/2021 213
14/01/2021 227
15/01/2021 245
16/01/2021 60
17/01/2021 86
18/01/2021 443
19/01/2021 316
20/01/2021 318
21/01/2021 274
22/01/2021 266
23/01/2021 97
24/01/2021 86
25/01/2021 459
26/01/2021 350
27/01/2021 307
28/01/2021 285
29/01/2021 273
30/01/2021 70
31/01/2021 60
01/02/2021 404
02/02/2021 261
03/02/2021 238
04/02/2021 187
05/02/2021 187
06/02/2021 31
07/02/2021 44
08/02/2021 282
09/02/2021 184
10/02/2021 134
11/02/2021 138
12/02/2021 110
13/02/2021 31
14/02/2021 24
15/02/2021 175
16/02/2021 128
17/02/2021 114
18/02/2021 107
19/02/2021 86
20/02/2021 20
21/02/2021 21
22/02/2021 142
23/02/2021 65
24/02/2021 68
25/02/2021 32
26/02/2021 68
27/02/2021 10
28/02/2021 5
01/03/2021 77
02/03/2021 46
03/03/2021 45
04/03/2021 48
05/03/2021 38
06/03/2021 10
07/03/2021 4
08/03/2021 50
09/03/2021 34
10/03/2021 28
11/03/2021 18
12/03/2021 18
13/03/2021 1
14/03/2021 3
15/03/2021 25
16/03/2021 23
17/03/2021 13
18/03/2021 11
19/03/2021 21
20/03/2021 3
21/03/2021 6
22/03/2021 26
23/03/2021 20
24/03/2021 13
25/03/2021 9
26/03/2021 17
27/03/2021 2
28/03/2021 2
29/03/2021 25
30/03/2021 13
31/03/2021 5
01/04/2021 10
02/04/2021 2
03/04/2021 0
04/04/2021 0
05/04/2021 10
06/04/2021 6
07/04/2021 6
08/04/2021 12
09/04/2021 11
10/04/2021 0
11/04/2021 2
12/04/2021 12
13/04/2021 22
14/04/2021 7
15/04/2021 5
16/04/2021 3
17/04/2021 0
18/04/2021 1
19/04/2021 8
20/04/2021 2
21/04/2021 3
22/04/2021 13
23/04/2021 5
24/04/2021 1
25/04/2021 0
26/04/2021 6
27/04/2021 3
28/04/2021 2
29/04/2021 5
30/04/2021 3
01/05/2021 2
02/05/2021 0
03/05/2021 2
04/05/2021 13
05/05/2021 1
06/05/2021 2
07/05/2021 4
08/05/2021 2
09/05/2021 2
10/05/2021 5
11/05/2021 6
12/05/2021 4
13/05/2021 1
14/05/2021 3
15/05/2021 0
16/05/2021 0
17/05/2021 4
18/05/2021 0
19/05/2021 2
20/05/2021 0
21/05/2021 3
22/05/2021 1
23/05/2021 0
24/05/2021 4
25/05/2021 3
26/05/2021 8
27/05/2021 0
28/05/2021 2
29/05/2021 0
30/05/2021 0
31/05/2021 0
01/06/2021 2
02/06/2021 3
03/06/2021 3
04/06/2021 7
05/06/2021 1
06/06/2021 0
07/06/2021 1
08/06/2021 1
09/06/2021 2
10/06/2021 1
11/06/2021 0
12/06/2021 0
13/06/2021 0
14/06/2021 1
15/06/2021 4
16/06/2021 3
17/06/2021 0
18/06/2021 2
19/06/2021 0
20/06/2021 0
21/06/2021 4
22/06/2021 0
23/06/2021 0
24/06/2021 0
25/06/2021 1
26/06/2021 0
27/06/2021 1
28/06/2021 7
29/06/2021 0
30/06/2021 2
01/07/2021 7
02/07/2021 1
03/07/2021 0
04/07/2021 0
05/07/2021 4
06/07/2021 2
07/07/2021 3
08/07/2021 2
09/07/2021 2
10/07/2021 2
11/07/2021 0
12/07/2021 6
13/07/2021 5
14/07/2021 5
15/07/2021 2
16/07/2021 4
17/07/2021 0
18/07/2021 1
19/07/2021 3
20/07/2021 6
21/07/2021 3
22/07/2021 9
23/07/2021 5
24/07/2021 0
25/07/2021 4
26/07/2021 7
27/07/2021 4
28/07/2021 4
29/07/2021 5
30/07/2021 3
31/07/2021 1
01/08/2021 0
02/08/2021 8
03/08/2021 5
04/08/2021 12
05/08/2021 6
06/08/2021 4
07/08/2021 1
08/08/2021 2
09/08/2021 13
10/08/2021 8
11/08/2021 3
12/08/2021 7
13/08/2021 4
14/08/2021 0
15/08/2021 1
16/08/2021 14
17/08/2021 8
18/08/2021 17
19/08/2021 11
20/08/2021 12
21/08/2021 3
22/08/2021 0
23/08/2021 18
24/08/2021 13
25/08/2021 10
26/08/2021 6
27/08/2021 12
28/08/2021 0
29/08/2021 0
30/08/2021 8
31/08/2021 26
01/09/2021 5
02/09/2021 8
03/09/2021 2

The chart shows the number of death notifications of people in care homes flagged with COVID-19 submitted each day up to 3 September 2021, with a seven-day moving average line showing the smoothed trend. The numbers of notifications of deaths peaked for the second time by late January 2021 and fell steadily until late April 2021. Numbers have remained at low levels since then.

Death notifications of people detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA)

Detained patients

This data includes detained patients on leave of absence, or absent without leave, from hospital, and conditionally discharged patients. ‘Detained patients’ also includes patients subject to holding powers such as sections 4, 5, 135 or 136, and patients recalled to hospital from CTO. These counts may also include notifications about the deaths of people subject to the MHA who are in the community and not in hospital.

Data on notifications may be updated over time and therefore successive extracts may lead to changes in overall numbers. These changes may relate to data cleaning or delays in notifying CQC of a death of a detained patient.

All providers registered with CQC must notify us about deaths of people who are detained, or liable to be detained, under the MHA.

Based on date of notification, from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021, we have been notified of 169 deaths that mental health providers indicated were suspected or confirmed to be involving COVID-19 (an increase of one since we reported in July). A further ten deaths of detained patients involving COVID-19 were reported by other (non-mental health) providers (an increase of two since we reported in July).

Of the 623 notifications from mental health providers received in the 2020/21 period (covering all causes of death from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021), 498 were from NHS organisations, of which 127 deaths were indicated as involving COVID-19, and 125 were from independent providers, of which 42 deaths were involving COVID-19.

We have identified 36 detained patients whose deaths have been notified to us from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021 who had a learning disability and/or were autistic: the majority (25) were not identified as involving confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Of these people, most also had a mental health diagnosis. Please note that these patients were identified both from a specific box being ticked on the notification form and a review of diagnoses in the free text of the form.

Table showing all notifications of deaths of detained patients (across all provider types) between 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021, by age band, and COVID-19 status
Age band 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 85+ Unknown Total
Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 0 1 4 9 12 30 39 50 23 11 179
Not COVID-19 4 21 47 40 59 80 77 73 27 61 489
Total 4 22 51 49 71 110 116 123 50 72 668
Table showing all notifications of deaths of detained patients (across all provider types) from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021, by gender and COVID-19 status
Gender Female Male Transgender Unknown or unspecified Total
Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 57 106 0 16 179
Not COVID-19 149 273 1 66 489
Total 206 379 1 82 668
Table showing all notifications of deaths of detained patients (across all provider types) from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021, by ethnicity and COVID-19 status
Ethnicity Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Not COVID-19
Asian 7 9
Black 21 32
Mixed 7 11
Other ethnic groups 1 4
White 99 268
Unknown 23 45
Not stated 21 120
Total 179 489
Table showing all notifications of deaths of detained patients (across all provider types) from 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021 by place of death and COVID-19 status
Place of death Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Not COVID-19
Medical ward 124 156
Psychiatric ward 40 150
Hospital grounds 1 9
Patient’s home 0 48
Public place 0 9
Other household 0 3
Other 3 57
Not stated 11 57
Total 179 489

Weekly MHA deaths in England (COVID-19 and non-COVID-19): 1 March 2020 to 3 September 2021

 

Source: CQC death notifications

Date of Death Non-COVID-19 deaths COVID-19 deaths
1 March 2020 8 0
8 March 2020 9 0
15 March 2020 4 2
22 March 2020 7 9
29 March 2020 7 14
5 April 2020 3 19
12 April 2020 8 18
19 April 2020 6 11
26 April 2020 1 9
3 May 2020 8 5
10 May 2020 2 3
17 May 2020 7 2
24 May 2020 5 2
31 May 2020 1 0
7 June 2020 4 0
14 June 2020 6 0
21 June 2020 6 1
28 June 2020 4 1
5 July 2020 3 0
12 July 2020 6 0
19 July 2020 5 0
26 July 2020 8 0
2 August 2020 4 0
9 August 2020 10 0
16 August 2020 3 0
23 August 2020 5 0
30 August 2020 6 0
6 September 2020 11 0
13 September 2020 3 0
20 September 2020 4 0
27 September 2020 5 0
4 October 2020 8 1
11 October 2020 4 1
18 October 2020 3 2
25 October 2020 7 1
1 November 2020 8 1
8 November 2020 4 1
15 November 2020 9 2
22 November 2020 2 1
29 November 2020 5 1
6 December 2020 9 1
13 December 2020 5 1
20 December 2020 10 5
27 December 2020 8 6
3 January 2021 7 2
10 January 2021 7 5
17 January 2021 7 11
24 January 2021 4 5
31 January 2021 7 9
7 February 2021 9 4
14 February 2021 6 3
21 February 2021 5 1
28 February 2021 4 2
3 March 2021 5 0
14 March 2021 9 1
21 March 2021 3 1
28 March 2021 11 0
4 April 2021 5 0
11 April 2021 7 0
18 April 2021 11 0
25 April 2021 6 0
2 May 2021 1 1
9 May 2021 6 0
16 May 2021 7 0
23 May 2021 4 0
30 May 2021 4 0
6 June 2021 3 1
13 June 2021 8 0
20 June 2021 7 0
27 June 2021 6 0
4 July 2021 5 0
11 July 2021 1 0
18 July 2021 8 0
25 July 2021 4 0
1 August 2021 5 1
8 August 2021 3 1
15 August 2021 1 1
22 August 2021 4 0
29 August 2021 1 0

The chart shows the number of deaths notified to CQC based on the date of death. These figures will be lower than the counts of notifications presented in the previous section due to time lags in reporting and data cleaning. Data may be updated over time and therefore successive extracts may lead to changes in overall numbers.

We will also be reporting on the deaths of detained patients and deaths of patients subject to community treatment orders from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 in our MHA annual report later in the year. This report will include further information about the causes of deaths, including COVID-19. The cause of deaths in detention is usually determined through the coroners’ courts, which leads to a delay for accurate statistical reporting.

ONS data on all weekly deaths in England (COVID and non-COVID) compared with the average for 2015-2019

 
Week number Non-COVID-19 deaths 2020/21 COVID-19 deaths 2020/21 Sum of regional average deaths in England 2015-2019
Week 1 11443 0 11932
Week 2 13088 0 12083
Week 3 12197 0 11819
Week 4 11105 0 11404
Week 5 10868 0 11337
Week 6 10270 0 10916
Week 7 10196 0 10926
Week 8 10135 0 10652
Week 9 10140 0 10601
Week 10 10224 0 10501
Week 11 10318 5 10181
Week 12 9802 103 9909
Week 13 9888 525 9757
Week 14 12108 3331 9666
Week 15 11664 5899 9587
Week 16 12822 8335 9423
Week 17 13035 7806 9173
Week 18 11256 5748 9124
Week 19 8230 3716 9095
Week 20 10159 3624 8914
Week 21 9131 2455 8885
Week 22 7513 1715 8614
Week 23 8507 1488 8601
Week 24 8334 1057 8601
Week 25 7972 744 8649
Week 26 7840 574 8459
Week 27 8045 497 8681
Week 28 7759 344 8305
Week 29 7978 284 8524
Week 30 8108 209 8523
Week 31 8221 183 8206
Week 32 8237 128 8475
Week 33 8642 125 8445
Week 34 8895 126 8398
Week 35 8328 97 8353
Week 36 7158 74 8348
Week 37 9118 97 8545
Week 38 8821 134 8587
Week 39 8802 203 8835
Week 40 8961 296 8931
Week 41 8907 401 9150
Week 42 9211 622 9193
Week 43 9157 913 9193
Week 44 8908 1258 9432
Week 45 9191 1771 9540
Week 46 9221 2274 9544
Week 47 9204 2471 9620
Week 48 8825 2820 9785
Week 49 8827 2623 10135
Week 50 8930 2530 10318
Week 51 9384 2729 10656
Week 52 8049 2631 10825
Week 53 6494 2831 10825
Week 1 10793 5528 11932
Week 2 9964 6697 12083
Week 3 9476 7867 11819
Week 4 9312 7991 11404
Week 5 9139 6933 11337
Week 6 8959 5377 10916
Week 7 8972 3858 10926
Week 8 8971 2750 10652
Week 9 8770 1961 10601
Week 10 8730 1413 10501
Week 11 8647 906 10181
Week 12 8585 673 9909
Week 13 7269 384 9757
Week 14 7996 354 9666
Week 15 9294 340 9587
Week 16 8970 240 9423
Week 17 8778 192 9173
Week 18 7189 123 9124
Week 19 9243 145 9095
Week 20 9019 100 8914
Week 21 8822 92 8885
Week 22 7114 96 8614
Week 23 9347 80 8601
Week 24 8661 101 8601
Week 25 7900 97 8649
Week 26 8000 106 8459
Week 27 8805 175 8681
Week 28 8799 213 8305
Week 29 8646 305 8524
Week 30 9009 385 8523
Week 31 8937 497 8206
Week 32 9047 544 8475
Week 33 8683 543 8445
Week 34 8871 648 8398

Source: ONS COVID/non-COVID 2020 and 2021 death data and 2015-2019 death data. Week 34, 2021: week ending 27 August 2021.

Last updated:
22 September 2021