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5.26 lakh deaths due to Covid, 7.91 lakh claims settled: Govt

New Delhi : Till July 26, 5.26 lakh people died due to corona in the country, while 7.91 lakh claims of death due to Covid-19 were settled.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharti Praveen Pawar informed about the details in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

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Dr Bharti, in a written reply to the questions of Vijay Kumar, Deepak Baij and Asaduddin Owaisi, said that till July 26, a total of 5,26,110 people died due to Covid-19 in the country, while 7,91,353 claims of death were disposed of.

On the death figures of World Health Organisation (WHO), he said that based on the mathematical modeling process, WHO has estimated about 47 lakh additional deaths directly or indirectly related to corona in India between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. It is mainly estimated to be deaths from all causes including deaths due to corona. There are many discrepancies in this approach of WHO.