A death due to COVID-19 is…
A death resulting from a clinically compatible illness, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID disease (e.g. trauma). There should be no period of complete recovery* from COVID-19 between illness and death.Provincial Respiratory Surveillance Report – COVID-19 Technical Notes
So any death from a respiratory virus is counted?
I can’t tell when the count started, because the links for the weekly reports in 2020 just go to the weekly report for 2021. If I click on “Week 33 (August 9 – August 15, 2020)”, I get to the page for Week 33 in 2021.
Not that it matters; these numbers are obviously not taken seriously by anyone.