COVID-19 Definitions and Anomalies

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.

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.