A report states that the 2nd Covid wave was India's worst tragedy since Partition which saw up to 49 lakh excess deaths. This has been revealed in a report by a Washington-based think tank & is co-authored by India's former CEA Arvind Subramanian. 

The report points towards a significant underreporting of deaths in India & acknowledges considerable uncertainty within & across estimates. They range from about 1 mn to 6 mn deaths overall, with central estimates varying between 3.4 to 4.9 mn deaths.

     

2nd Covid wave was India's worst tragedy since Partition, saw up to 49 lakh excess deaths: Report

WHAT?

A report states that the 2nd Covid wave was India's worst tragedy since Partition which saw up to 49 lakh excess deaths. This has been revealed in a report by a Washington-based think tank & is co-authored by India's former CEA Arvind Subramanian. 

WHO?

The report has been prepared by the Washington-based think tank Center for Global Development and is co-authored by India's former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian. Abhishek Anand, from the Harvard University and Justin Sandefur, from the Center for Global Development have put together the report.

HOW?

The analysis of the Consumer Pyramid Household Survey (CPHS)--which covers over 8,00,000 individuals across states--shows an estimate of 49 lakh excess deaths.

The most critical finding of this report is that regardless of the source and estimates, actual number of deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to have been much greater than the official count.