1,000 Plus Coronavirus Fatalities 'Missing' In Delhi's Official Death Count, Uncover Municipal Records

The complete figure of Covid casualties revealed by the Delhi government in a similar period show 1,938 deaths - demonstrating that 1,158 Covid fatalities in Delhi may have gone uncounted.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Apr 27, 2021 11:08 IST
1,000 Plus Coronavirus Fatalities 'Missing' In Delhi's Official Death Count, Uncover Municipal Records
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Elevated photos of incinerations in Delhi - incalculable fires in succession that even arrived on the front pages of foreign print media - have been showing since a week ago that the genuine number of deaths from Covid-19 maybe not quite the same as the official figures.

In the wake of visiting the city's metro body and seven cremation grounds, Leading news agency NDTV found that in any event, 1,150 passings didn't make it to the official Covid-19 list.

Information gathered from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi for 26 crematoriums it runs, shows that 3,096 incinerations of Covid-19 casualties were directed between April 18 and April 24. 

The absolute figure of Covid-19 deaths delivered by the Delhi government in a similar period show 1,938 deaths - demonstrating that 1,158 Covid deaths in Delhi may have gone uncounted. 

MCD considers Covid-19 deaths just the bodies that are brought from medical clinics. The justification of the crisscross of its information with official figures isn't yet known. 

A visit to the city's crematoriums uncovered another strange domain - individuals who pass on of Covid at home. 

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At the flooding Ghazipur Crematorium on the edges of Delhi - where groups of Covid casualties were seen holding back to finish desk work - a staff part said individuals who kicked the bucket of Covid at home are not recorded as Covid incinerations. 

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This news does not come as a surprise as many experts have been saying that the Delhi government is deliberately hiding the actual COVID-19 death count in order to avoid panic among citizens. 

Delhi has seen a record surge in single-day Covid-19 deaths at 380; 20,201 new cases in the last 24 hours. 

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