4.9 million deaths in the pandemic were not recorded in India, study says

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Specialists charge a rigorous audit on the number of deaths per covid. India’s official count is 414,000 deaths

The excess of deaths in the India during a Covid-19 pandemic it could reach 4.9 million people, according to a new study that provides more evidence that millions more may have died from the coronavirus than the official count.

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The report by the Washington-based Global Development Center, whose co-author, Arvind Subramanian, was once India’s top economic adviser, includes deaths from all causes from the start of the pandemic until June of this year.

India’s official count of more than 414,000 deaths is the third highest in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, but the study is yet another element of experts’ demands for a rigorous national audit of the number of deaths.

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