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Definition of death related to Covid-19 4/12

A COVID-19 related death is defined as:

A death in a COVID-19 positive person that is due to accidental/incidental causes (such as trauma or poisoning) OR natural causes where COVID-19 was NOT identified as the underlying cause of death (for example, a person with severe, advanced pre-existing disease such as cancer).

• The diagnosis of COVID-19 in these instances, is recorded on the death certificate in Part 2.
Note that COVID-19 should NOT be reported on a death certificate if there has been a period of complete recovery from the disease.