27/07/2021 01:36 PM | Click to read full article
Underreporting of deaths in India is a reality. The gap between estimated and registered deaths is declining, but is still high. The difference between estimated deaths and registered deaths was 6.6 lakh in 2019, with an average difference of around 15.4 lakh per year for the five-year period ending 2019.
In the light of this, let us examine the three methods the authors use to estimate all-cause excess mortality in India during the pandemic.