COVID-19 Definitions and Anomalies

How does each UK nation define COVID-19 deaths?

What you measure counts. Definitions of a ‘COVID-19 death’ differs within countries, as well as between them.

This article looks at the definitions in the four United Kingdom nations.

Four nations and no united definition

Governments often report the number of deaths associated with COVID-19 each day. How each country defines a ‘COVID-19 death’ differs. Those definitions can change.