World Health Organization study on excess COVID-19 mortality in India


Posted on 05 May 2022


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According to a World Health Organization study on excess COVID-19 mortality, India estimates 4.74 million deaths in 2020 and 2021, over ten times the country's official coronavirus toll of 4.84 lakh. India had the most excess COVID-19 deaths, followed by Russia and Indonesia, according to the report. The World Health Organization estimates that nearly three times more people have died from COVID-19 than the official figures. According to the UN, COVID-19 was responsible for 14.9 million extra deaths by the end of 2021. From January 2020 to the end of December 2021, the official figure of deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 reported to WHO was slightly more than 5.4 million. The WHO data includes persons who died directly from COVID-19 as well as those who died as a result of the outbreak's indirect effects, such as those who were unable to receive healthcare for other reasons because systems were overburdened during massive outbreaks.


Key Points


  • According to a World Health Organization study on excess COVID-19 mortality, India estimates 4.74 million deaths in 2020 and 2021, over ten times the country's official coronavirus toll of 4.84 lakh.

  • The WHO data includes persons who died directly from COVID-19 as well as those who died as a result of the outbreak's indirect effects, such as those who were unable to receive healthcare for other reasons because systems were overburdened during massive outbreaks.

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