Some Covid-19 deaths are not being reported, coroner warns

Intervention comes amid fears coronavirus deaths are being under-reported

A message of thanks to healthcare workers on a tricolour left outside Naas General Hospital. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A message of thanks to healthcare workers on a tricolour left outside Naas General Hospital. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Not all Covid-19 deaths are being reported as required by law, the Dublin Coroner has warned.

As a result Dr Myra Cullinane has written to medical staff in hospitals and other locations who are responsible for completing death certificates saying they must comply with the requirement to report “any death in the context of proven or suspected” Covid-19 to her office.

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