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CDC- Coronavirus Alert 2- Barnhardt

The CDC’s Full Document Explaining Coding For CoronaCold-19

COVID-19 Alert No. 2   March 24, 2020    New ICD code introduced for COVID-19 deaths

This email is to alert you that a newly-introduced ICD code has been implemented to accurately capture mortality data for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on death certificates.

Please read carefully and forward this email to the state statistical staff in your office who are involved in the preparation of mortality data, as well as others who may receive questions when the data are released.

What is the new code?   The new ICD code for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is U07.1, and below is how it will appear in formal tabular list format.

  • U07.1 COVID-19   Excludes: Coronavirus infection, unspecified site (B34.2)
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS], unspecified (U04.9)
  • The WHO has provided a second code, U07.2, for...
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