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COVID-19 Insight 7: Our data
Homecare providers - prevalence of COVID-19
Homecare providers – availability of all PPE
Homecare providers – staff absence
Deaths notified by care homes
Deaths of people detained under the Mental Health Act
All providers registered with CQC must notify us about deaths of people who are detained, or liable to be detained, under the MHA. From 1 March 2020 to 1 January 2021, we have been notified of 113 deaths that mental health providers indicated were suspected or confirmed to be related to COVID-19 (an increase of seven since we reported in December). A further five COVID-19 related deaths of detained patients were reported by other (non-mental health) providers (no increase since we last reported).
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 community treatment order (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 unrelated to new cases.
The chart shows the number of deaths by week of death.
Of the 359 notifications from mental health providers in the 2020 period (covering all causes of death), 279 were from NHS organisations, of which 84 deaths were indicated as being COVID-19-related, and 80 were from independent providers, of which 29 deaths were COVID-19-related.
We have identified 17 detained patients whose deaths have been notified to us from 1 March to 1 January 2021 who had a learning disability and/or were autistic: the majority (10) were not identified as related to confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (an increase of 1 from our report in December). 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.
|Suspected or confirmed COVID-19||1||1||4||8||17||24||34||20||9||118|
|Gender||Female||Male||Unknown or unspecified||Total|
|Suspected or confirmed COVID-19||40||67||11||118|
|Ethnicity||Suspected or confirmed COVID-19||Not COVID-19|
|Other ethnic groups||1||2|
|Place of death||Suspected or confirmed COVID-19||Not COVID-19|
ONS data on all weekly deaths in England (COVID and non-COVID) compared with the average for 2015-2019
- Last updated:
- 20 January 2021