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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34585
Asked by: Neil Findlay, Lothian, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 15 January 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33974 by Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021, whether it will provide the information in the format requested regarding how many care homes have had (a) zero to 10, (b) 11 to 20, (c) 21 to 30, (d) 31 to 40 and (e) over 40 of their residents die where COVID-19 has been a factor or suspected factor (i) between 1 January and 30 June 2020 and (ii) since 1 July 2020 to date, and for what reason it did not provide the information in this format in its answer.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021


Answer

The Scottish Government does not hold the information requested.

The official source of statistics about deaths related to Covid-19 in Scotland is the National Records of Scotland (NRS). NRS Publish official statistics on Covid-19 deaths in Scotland, including breakdowns by location of death such as care home. These statistics are sourced directly from death certificates, and are the most accurate record of deaths. These statistics can be found on the NRS website here;

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats

The Care Inspectorate also collected management information on care home resident deaths which is published on the Scottish Government website;

https://www.gov.scot/publications/cornavirus-covid-19-additional-data-
about-adult-care-homes-in-scotland/