I just want to be clear in terms of the definition of “people dying of COVID”.
So, the case definition is very simplistic. It means, at the time of death, it was a COVID positive diagnosis.
So, that means that if you were in hospice and had already been given, you know, a few weeks to live, and then you were also to have found to have COVID, that would have counted as a COVID death.
It means that if technically even if you died of a clear alternate cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it’s still listed as a COVID death.
So, everyone who is listed as a COVID death, doesn’t mean that that was the cause of death, but they had COVID at the time of death.
I hope that’s helpful.