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The coronavirus epidemic has certainly highlighted the need for a faster notification of death in the community. It may be that several deaths had occurred before lockdown was authorized. Faster notification could have lead to a faster response by the government.
But the other problem with certification is the correct information being entered. Often comorbidities are left off. So as we have seen with the latest ONS report Hypertension is not mentioned at all. This is worrying as it may turn out to be the most important.