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No undercount of Covid deaths, says government

New Delhi, January 14

The Health Ministry on Friday dismissed reports of “significant undercount” of deaths due to Covid-19 during the first two waves and claims by a study published in Science journal that actual deaths could have been as high as 3.2 million.

“These reports are not based on facts. All deaths are independently reported by states and complied centrally. The backlog by states is being reconciled,” the ministry said. —

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