Deaths from Covid-19 (coronavirus): how are they counted and what do they show?
Think tank: The King’s Fund
Author(s): Veena Raleigh
August 23, 2022
This report from UK think tank the King’s Fund looks at how the number of people who have died from Covid-19 is counted.
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), which led to a global pandemic that began in 2020. This article examines how the number of people who have died from Covid-19 is counted and what the numbers to July 2022 show.