India is likely to raise the issue at the World Health Assembly and other multilateral forums, sources in the ministry said.
Aside from the deaths directly caused by Covid-19, the "indirect deaths" were attributable to other health conditions for which people were unable to access prevention and treatment, because health systems were overburdened by the pandemic.
The ministry also said that India objected to the use of Global Health Estimates (GHE) 2019 in one of the models used by WHO for calculating excess mortality estimates for India. "GHE itself is an estimate.
For India, the cumulative excess deaths associated with COVID-19 pandemic (mean) estimated by the WHO is 4,740,894.
According to the report, the global death toll from the pandemic has found that vastly more people died than previously believed -- a total of about 15 million by the end of 2021, more than double the official total of six million reported by countries individually.
India has a robust Civil Registration System (CRS) and Sample Registration System (SRS) which was in place even before the COVID-19 pandemic and covers all states and union territories, the government said.
More than 11 states and union territories have more than 50,000 active cases of COVID-19 while 13 states and union territories have active cases between 10,000 to 50,000.
NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul drew attention to the fact that there are still about 1 crore people (in the over 60 age group) who are yet to get their first dose and 25 per cent are yet to get a second dose.
Hyperinflammation and hypercoagulability have been identified as central to the development of severe Covid-19 disease and complications.
Covid deaths in the US hit half a million on February 22 and topped 600,000 on June 15.
'The ex-gratia assistance to families affected by Covid-19 deaths will continue to be provided for deaths that may occur in the future phases of the pandemic as well, or until further notification'
Expressing satisfaction with the Centre's decision on a Covid-19 death certificate for granting compensation, the bench observed that there are some errors, which needs to be dealt with.
The bench remarked, "We passed the order a long time back. We have already extended the time once. By the time you frame the guidelines, the third wave will also be over."
The State Health Department of Odisha on Friday informed about the death of as many as two children due to Covid infection.
India's tally of COVID-19 infections rose by 39,097 in a day to reach 3,13,32,159, while 546 more people succumbed to the viral disease during the same period taking the death toll to 4,20,016 on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data.
The Health Ministry said the reporting of daily new cases and deaths in India follows a bottom-up approach, where districts report the number of cases and deaths to the state governments and to the Union Ministry on a continuous basis, missing out on the deaths is unlikely.
The Supreme Court had said the Centre failed to perform its statutory duty cast under Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act to issue minimum standards of relief for families of those people who lost their lives to Covid-19.
The COVID19 deaths declared every day do not reflect the concerned day’s fatalities, but are past numbers that have been audited. This information was shared by Odisha Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi on Tuesday (July 6).
Opposition parties alleged that there are many irregularities between the Covid fatalities data furnished by Nabarangpur district Collector and Odisha Government’s Covid dashboard
Daily infections and fatalities in Odisha have shown no signs of decline in comparison to the trends observed in other states. Single-day cases once again went past the 3K mark while the state again witnessed the highest number of fatalities in a day.
The Supreme Court Monday reserved verdict on the pleas seeking directions that ex-gratia compensation of Rs 4 lakh be paid to the families of those who have died of COVID-19
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that all deaths with a diagnosis of COVID-19, irrespective of co-morbidities, are to be classified as deaths due to COVID-19.
Senior IPS officer from Odisha and State Vigilance Director Debasis Panigrahi lost his battle against Covid-19 complications while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata.
A petition has been filed in the Orissa High Court seeking a high-level independent audit of the Covid deaths in the State. Congress leader and petitioner Nishikanta Mishra has prayed before the HC to direct for a special assessment of the number of deaths in the State due to Covid-19 infections.
Odisha will witness a further fall in the rate of Covid infections in the next seven to ten days, State Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra informed reporters today.
Odisha on Saturday recorded a slight dip in the number of daily Covid cases and the fatalities resulting due to the viral disease. As per the Health Department, the State has reported a total of 7729 new positives and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours.
A Covid-19 patient also goes through second wave during infection period. Counting days important as swift deterioration starts after 5th day and will be all over by the 12th day. Monitoring one's wellbeing is key to fight SARS-n-CoV
The Covid crisis in Odisha has refused to relent as a record 42 persons succumbed in the last 24 hours. The state has witnessed more than 80 fatalities in just two days, even as the fresh Covid-19 cases continue to remain below 9K for the fourth consecutive day.
Odisha on Thursday saw 42 deaths due to Covid-19, the State's highest single-day fatalities in the pandemic taking the death toll to 2873.
After waiting for more than two months, with no relatives coming to pick even the 'asthi' (Potful ash and bone remnants), Karnataka revenue minister, R. Ashoka has performed last rites of over 1,000 'Asthis' in triveni sangama in Srirangapattana here.
In the first wave in Odisha, deaths with no co-morbidities had been 30% of the total in the peak month. 'Happy Hypoxia' has been the prime reason behind such a higher order of mortalities this time around
Reports of families and relatives of deceased coronavirus patients not turning up at the cremation sites to collect the ash of their near and dear ones has surfaced in Sundargarh and Cuttack.
Odisha touched a new height in daily cases of fatalities due to Covid-19 since the onset of pandemic with 35 more patients succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours even as the single-day spike once again crossed 11,000 mark during the period.
Simply monitoring respiration rate and blood-oxygen saturation at home can cut the risk of death due to Covid-19, finds a study.
The daily spike in Covid-19 cases saw a marginal dip in Odisha as the State reported a total of 10939 virus infections in the last 24 hours. The addition of the new positives takes the cumulative Covid tally to 714380. With 11614 recoveries reported late on Monday, the total number of recovered cases has risen to 601224. The active Coronavirus cases meanwhile have surged to 110554.
A clash erupted between locals of two villages in Nagar Gram Panchayat under Astarang police limits of the district following tension over cremating of bodies.
Tragedy begets tragedy! Within just 12 days of Rajya Sabha member & Padma Vibhushan, Raghunath Mohapatra’s demise due to Covid, his two sons also succumbed to the virus.
The virus is not only spreading rapidly during the second wave, but the mortality rate has also increased due to the new mutant strains, health experts observed.
A 30-year-old COVID19 patient, who won hearts on social media with her positivity and optimism, has lost her battle against the virus. Doctor Monika Langeh, who was treating her, shared this heartbreaking news on Twitter on Thursday (May 13).
At a time when near and dear ones are not willing to attend the funeral apprehending catching the infection, Rahmat Ali has set example for others and his kind gesture has now become the talk of the town.