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Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know - 2006alum - 03-26-2020

Interesting story about possible underreporting/undercounting of deaths due to COVID-19, including in CA:

Quote:In California, one ER doctor who works at multiple hospitals in a hard-hit county told BuzzFeed News, “those medical records aren't being audited by anyone at the state and local level currently and some people aren’t even testing those people who are dead.”

“We just don't know. The numbers are grossly under-reported. I know for a fact that we’ve had three deaths in one county where only one is listed on the website,” the doctor said.

I'd be curious for the perspective of akiddoc and others who are familiar with how these procedures work.


RE: Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know - akiddoc - 03-26-2020

I wouldn't be surprised if there is both under reporting and delayed reporting. But Pediatricians don't deal with death much, so I can't comment much on the usual mechanisms of reporting.