Deaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show?
18 May 2020
Kings Fund present their work that considers how deaths related to the COVID-19 virus are being collected, collated, compared, considered and presented for the UK and in comparison to other countries especially across Europe,
Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is the name given to the disease associated with the virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). This virus was unknown a few months ago, but now is having a profound effect on the lives of us all – most profoundly and tragically when it kills. This article examines the methods being used to count deaths from Covid-19 and what the numbers show to date.