Enhancing COVID-19 Mortality Surveillance in Latin America and the Caribbean through All-Cause Mortality Surveillance, May 2020
Pan American Health Organization
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on improving COVID-19 mortality surveillance.1 The document expands on methods for the analysis of all-cause mortality as one of the proposed approaches to contribute to the evaluation of the true burden of the COVID-19 epidemic in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This document is addressed to national health authorities, including epidemiological surveillance and public health emergency teams involved in the COVID-19 epidemic response, as well as other professionals or institutions involved in surveillance, such as epidemiology departments, and mortality monitoring, such as national institutes of statistics.