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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Fatalities Reporting Form

Please complete all applicable areas and return this form for the Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa Public Health as soon as possible, within 12 hours when feasible.

Telephone: 613-580-2424, ext. 24224; Fax:613-580-9640
COVID-19 Case and Contact Team, 100 Constellation Drive, 8 East, Ottawa ON K2G 6J8

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Details


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If COVID was the underlying cause of death, COVID-19 should be provided in Part I of the Cause of Death section of the Medical Certificate of Death, i.e., as the Immediate or Antecedent cause of death. For additional details and examples, please see the Technical Note from the World Health Organization. When there was a clear alternative cause of death, e.g, trauma, drug toxicity, other natural death process, at a time that the person was COVID-19 test positive but did not have a clinically compatible illness, COVID-19 should not be provided as the Immediate or Antecedent cause of death.

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Sections 22 and 24, and will be used for public health follow-up. Any questions should be directed to the COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Team at 613-580-2424, ext. 24224. Please provide your designation and reason for calling when leaving a voicemail to ensure call priority.

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