Indian express reports with Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director and India’s top pulmonologist that -
Suppose a patient is terminally ill with cancer and tests positive for COVID-19 and succumbs. Is that a COVID-19 death?
A COVID-19 death is one when a patient dies of COVID-related complications. You should understand 80% of the people will have COVID-19 and will recover as mild illness. If a terminally ill patient has tested positive and has COVID-19-caused pneumonia and sepsis and that leads to death, that will be a COVID-19-related death. If COVID-19 does not cause any respiratory problem, it is not a COVID-19 death.