[Covid-19 - deaths and analysis].

Modig K, Ahlbom A, Matthews A

Lakartidningen 117 (-) - [2020-04-30; online 2020-04-30]

Mortality from Covid-19 is monitored in detail and compared between countries with different strategies against the virus. There is, however, often a lack of understanding of what is required in terms of measures and interpretation to enable correct comparisons. The number of deaths from Covid-19 is affected by the testing strategy and many other things that differ between countries. Therefore, today, the most reliable source for monitoring and comparing mortality from Covid-19 is total mortality. In Sweden, there is good correspondence of Covid-19 deaths and total mortality, with a tendency to a higher total mortality indicating some under-reporting of Covid-19 mortality.

Category: Public Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32365212

pii: F3XL

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