Pandemic year fatalities rose by 6.2%; 1.42 lakh died due to Covid in 2020: Centre
The Centre published the Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020 based on birth and death reports.
And, as per this data, the number of registered deaths has gone up from 76.4 lakh in 2019 to 81.2 lakhs in 2020, an increase of 6.2%
Ahead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Covid-related death data whoso methodology India has opposed, the country has released its own figures. As per the union government's data on Covid-19 mortality, India registered about 475,000 more total deaths in 2020 than the previous year. The WHO is likely to release the data on Covid mortalities on Thursday, April 5.