COVID-19 deaths in England and Wales: resolving discrepancies in deaths outside of hospital, CEBM

We note two potentially important issues about data collected in England and Wales. Both of these suggest potential areas of concern in non-hospital settings. First, many more individuals, compared to a baseline of the weekly five-year average, appear to be dying at home. Second, a large discrepancy is apparent in COVID-19 deaths according to whether these are measured using a death certificate-based method or a positive test-based method. Explaining these issues has implications for public policy regarding COVID-19 mitigation and public health more broadly.
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