COVID Identification



Project
OpenSAFELY
Coding system
ICD-10
Version
2020-06-03
Codelist ID
opensafely/covid-identification

Description

The following two ICD-10 codes for COVID identification have been used

U07.1 virus identified Use this code when COVID-19 has been confirmed by laboratory testing irrespective of severity of clinical signs or symptoms. Use additional code, if desired, to identify pneumonia or other manifestations.

U07.2 COVID-19, virus not identified Use this code when COVID-19 is diagnosed clinically or epidemiologically but laboratory testing is inconclusive or not available. Use additional code, if desired, to identify pneumonia or other manifestations

Methodology

We conducted a manual search of WHO ICD-10 browser to find codes related to COVID.

References

Signed off by

  • Brian MacKenna, EBM Datalab (June 2, 2020)
  • Alex Walker, EBM Datalab (June 3, 2020)
icd10_code name
U071 covid19 virus identified
U072 covid19 virus not identified