A wave of virus cases has washed over the world's most populous nation since Beijing abruptly ended its zero-Covid policy last month.
China had recorded a total of seven deaths -- all in Beijing -- since the decision to lift the zero-Covid policy but removed one death from its official tally Wednesday.
The state Congress leadership has taken a guarded stand on endorsing former health minister K K Shailaja rejecting Magsaysay award after “talks” with the CPM leadership.
Health commissioner says waning effect of vax in those who haven’t taken booster another reason for the spike
Excess mortality is defined as the increase in observed death counts compared to expected mortality.
Since January this year, 45,704 people have died of Covid; Kerala alone reported 22,843 deaths.
As many as 28,000 more Covid deaths have been reported in the state by the Directorate of Social Security and Pensions (DSSP) of the Revenue Department.
A total of 5,25,997 deaths due to Covid-19 (including those of doctors and healthcare workers) have been reported in the country.
Anganwadi workers were at the forefront of tackling the pandemic as they supplied ration and essentials to children and pregnant and lactating women amid the Covid-induced lockdown.
Health department bulletin said the deceased, a 78-year-old man of Bhubaneswar, who was also suffering from acute sub dural hemorrhage with brain stem bleed and acute kidney injury.
However, the State government had declared only 1,876 Covid deaths in 2020 triggering suspicion among health experts.
In 2020, the total number of registered deaths in the country was 81,15,882 of which 18,11,688 were medically certified deaths.
According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India -- 10 times the official figure and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.
The UN health agency said that the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to have stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, with about 3.5 million new cases last week, or a 1 per cent rise.
The North’s Korean Central News Agency said of the 350,000 people who developed fevers since late April, 162,200 have recovered.
India is likely to raise the issue at the World Health Assembly and other multilateral forums, sources in the ministry said.
According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.
Covid death data given by the national capital to the Centre is completely authentic and correct, Jain, who is here to attend a Swasthya Chintan Shivir organised by the Union Health Ministry, said.
Congress slams Modi government over WHO Covid death figures, demands commission to analyse fatalities
Several Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi, spoke on the issue, accusing the government of 'under-reporting' Covid deaths.
WHO estimated that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or by its impact on the overwhelmed health systems in the past two years, more than double the official death toll.