Dying with and due to COVID-19

Most deceased people with a positive test die due to the disease.

A common question is: are people dying with COVID-19 or due to COVID-19?

In short

  • Up to 3rd August, 95% of these deaths had COVID-19 on the death certificate.
  • In England and Wales, about 9 in 10 registered deaths involving COVID-19 had the disease as the cause.