Covid19 deaths

Adrian McErlean made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Department of Health (Northern Ireland),

What information have you got on why all of the different coronaviruses deaths have been called covid19 deaths

What information have you got on why the common flu which is a member coronavirus family is being called covid19

Yours faithfully,

Adrian McErlean

DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)



I refer to your request below. I apologise for not getting back to you
sooner, but as you can appreciate due to the current unprecedented
situation with the Covid-19 virus pandemic and the enormous amount of
correspondence that we have received, we are not able to respond to
requests as soon as we would like.


Unfortunately, having spoken to a number of business areas throughout the
Department it would appear that we do not hold the information to answer
your enquiry.


However I have been advised that you should contact the Public Health
Agency (PHA) who may be able to help you. I attach a link to their website


I hope this is helpful




Jeff Burns

Information Management Branch

Department of Health (NI)


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