On the 23rd February 2021 I decided to request freedom of information from the above nhs trust.
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to gain knowledge on the amount of individuals who have sadly died of Covid-19 within the South London and Maudsley Nhs trust. The current methology the government uses appears to mislead the public when it comes to who actually died of Covid-19 without any other underlying health conditions.
The government website states a covid-19 death is considered if an individual tests positive for Covid-19 within 28 days. But I’ve learned dying within 28 days of a test doesn’t necessary mean the person died of Covid-19.
My request is as follows; How many people have died directly fromCovid-19 from the 1st February 2020 to February 19th 2021 without having any other obvious health conditions? Meaning they have died from Covid-19 with no other apparent health issues. I do not wish to receive information on how many people died within 28 or 60 days of a positive Covid-19 test.
I look forward to hearing back from the team shortly.
As of the 19th March 2021 I am yet to receive a reply.
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