COVID-19 should be recorded on the death certificate when SARS CoV-2 caused or contributed to death

Terms to use when completing the death certificate:

  • Confirmed COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed)

  • Probable COVID-19

  • Suspected COVID-19

Remember that it goes on the last line of part 1 as the underlying cause of death.

See http://www.deathcertification.org/ for further training

Also see WHO Guidelines

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