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Why are there differences in the reporting of COVID-19 related deaths?

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Professor Hugo Van Woerden, PHA Director of Public Health, and Dr Damien Bennet, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, explain reporting differences between the Public Health Agency and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency for COVID-19 related deaths.

Professor Hugo Van Woerden, PHA Director of Public Health

Understandably, there has been some confusion regarding Coronavirus death reporting by different organisations. This blog describes what is collected on a daily basis by the Public Health Agency (PHA) and some of the differences with what is reported weekly by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). We recognise that the details of data flows is a niche topic, and not one that keeps everyone up at night, but here goes.

To read the full article, please see the Public Health Agency website here.

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Updated: 2 months ago Posted: May 12, 2020 1:16 pm Share:
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