Deaths from Covid in India, between January 2020 and June 2021, they could be between 3 and 4.7 million. The Indian government has officially spoken of 400,000 deaths from Covid. The dramatic reality of the numbers could therefore be ten times higher.
This was revealed by a study that compared data on average mortality in the country.
These would be the closest to true numbers according to the Center for Global Development, a US agency, which has examined three different official sources to determine how many people have actually died on the Indian continent from the virus. “We cannot say that these millions of extra deaths are all linked to Covid,” says the agency, but it is “highly likely that a very large part is”.
What seems certain is that the data provided by the government has been deliberately underestimated.
The Delta variant is still responsible for over eighty percent of new Covid-19 cases in India: NK Arora, head of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said in a statement released by the Minister of Health Indian. On the other hand, there are about sixty cases of the Delta Plus variant, (AY.1 and AY.2), identified so far by INSACOG in eleven Indian states, and still under study as regards the characteristics of transmissibility, virulence, and resistance capacity. to the vaccine.
Arora stressed that, if new variants arise, the infections, which in recent weeks have averaged under 40,000 every 24 hours, could quickly recover.