This dataset is derived from reports to Public Health England of infectious disease outbreaks in care homes. Care homes in this dataset refers to all supported living facilities such as residential homes, nursing homes, rehabilitation units and assisted living units.
The tables in this publication provide the latest management information on suspected or confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 for upper tier local authorities, lower tier local authorities, government office regions and PHE centres.
Any individual care home will only be included in the dataset once. If a care home has reported more than one outbreak, only the first is included in this dataset.
As the details of an outbreak are investigated data will be subject to revision and the numbers in this dataset may change in future publications.
This dataset contains no indication of whether the reported outbreaks are still active.
Each weekly total refers to reports in the period Monday to the following Sunday.