Medical certification, ICD mortality coding, and reporting mortality associated with COVID-19, 7 June 2020
World Health Organization
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This technical note describes medical certification of cause of death and classification (International Classification of Diseases [ICD] mortality coding) of deaths related to COVID-19. The primary goal is to identify all deaths due to COVID-19 in all countries, including those not yet following WHO international norms and standards for medical certificates of cause of death and ICD mortality coding.