How big is India's true Covid toll?
Least dire scenario shows 600k
How big is India's true Covid toll? Least dire scenario shows 600k deaths on Business Standard. Even in the
least dire of scenarios, estimated infections and deaths far exceed official figures. More pessimistic ones
show a toll to the tune of millions of deaths
Coronavirus News Why official data underrepresents India’s
pandemic- India’s official Covid statistics report 26,948,800 cases and
307,231 deaths as of May 24.
Even in countries with robust surveillance during this pandemic, the
number of infections is probably much higher than the number of
confirmed cases because many people have contracted the virus but
have not been tested for it.
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On Friday, a report by the World Health Organization estimated that the
global death toll of Covid-19 may be two or three times higher than
reported. The undercount of cases and deaths in India is most likely
even more pronounced, for technical, cultural and logistical reasons.
Because hospitals are overwhelmed, many Covid deaths occur at home,
especially in rural areas, and are omitted from the official count, said
Kayoko Shioda, an epidemiologist at Emory University. Laboratories
that could confirm the cause of death are equally swamped, she
News Source : BS / Business Standard