Rosstat has explained, why Russia diverge data about deaths from coronavirus

the Head of Rosstat Pavel Malkov in an interview with RBC explained why these departments and the operational headquarters for the April deaths from COVID-19 diverge. He said that one of the reasons is the different methodology of calculation.

— Operational staff provides operational data. Of course, there are relevant data on morbidity and operative mortality data, which are manually entered into this system, — told Pavel Malkov. — We have a different methodology of calculation. We receive data from the unified state register of the registry office, where the primary medical certificate, death certificate and directly obtain a final medical certificate of death as they appear.