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Covid-19 deaths in older people and learning disability care homes: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
27 Oct 2020
Covid-19 deaths in older people and learning disability care homes: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000078485
Date received: 21 Aug 2020
Date responded: 21 Sep 2020
Information requested

1. Please can I have any data concerning numbers of covid deaths in adult care homes by age of the deceased in Scotland.

2. Any data on numbers of covid deaths in older peoples homes (and nursing homes) and numbers of covid deaths in care homes for Learning disabilities and/or autism in Scotland.

3. Any data of covid deaths for people with Learning disabilities or autism living in the community and housing support in Scotland.

4. Total number of covid deaths in Scotland by age.

Response

1. National Records of Scotland are responsible for the information you have requested. You can access the requested information at the following link; https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-anddata/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/general-publications/weekly-and-monthly-data-on-birthsand-
deaths/deaths-involving-coronavirus-covid-19-in-scotland/related-statistics
and downloading the file; "Weekly deaths by location of death, age group, sex and cause, 2020".

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If you require further advice on this data or if you do not have access to the internet and require a paper copy, you can contact National Records of Scotland by writing to; Information Governance Team, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7TF or by emailing to; customerservices@scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

2. The information you have requested is provided in Annex A.

3. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide the information you have requested as the Scottish Government does not hold this data.

National Records of Scotland are responsible for data on deaths in Scotland and may be able to provide an answer. You can contact them by writing to; Information Governance Team, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7TF or by emailing to; customerservices@scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

4. National Records of Scotland are responsible for the information you have requested. You can access the requested information at the following link; https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-anddata/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/general-publications/weekly-and-monthly-data-on-birthsand-
deaths/deaths-involving-coronavirus-covid-19-in-scotland and downloading the file
; "Data and Charts".

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If you require further advice on this data or if you do not have access to the internet and require a paper copy, you can contact National Records of Scotland by writing to; Information Governance Team, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh, EH12 7TF or by emailing to; customerservices@scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Annex A - Covid-19 deaths in older people and learning disability care homes, as at 30 July 2020

 

Care Home Type

Number of deaths from suspected Covid-19

Older People

2,147

Learning Disabilities

0

 

Source: Care Inspectorate

Note: Figures above are based on number of death from suspected Covid-19 notifications provided to by care homes to the Care Inspectorate. National Records of Scotland are the official source of data on the number of deaths associated with Covid-19.

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