India registers sharp increase in COVID-related deaths as backlog cleared
New Delhi : India on Sunday reported 2,796 Covid-related deaths, the highest single-day rise since July 2020, as a couple of states - Bihar and Kerala reconciled its Covid data, the health ministry said.
With the addition of 2,796 deaths, India's death count has gone up to 4,73,326. On Saturday, India had recorded 391 deaths.
On July 21, India had recorded a single-day rise of 3,998 fatalities after Maharashtra carried out the 14th reconciliation exercise of its Covid data.
According to the Union health ministry, 2,426 were reconciled deaths out of 2,796 total deaths on Sunday’s data. Kerala has cleared a backlog of 263 deaths.
Kerala has been reconciling deaths for the past few days, hence the death count of the state is high.
So far, Maharashtra has been on the top position on the list Covid-related deaths in the country. Of the total 4,73,326 deaths, 1,41,163 are from Maharashtra. Kerala's death count stands at 41,439.