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?
- The daily measure in England counts: deaths within 28 days of a positive test result.
- 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.