Statistics released by the Indian health department on the 10th showed that in the past 24 hours, there were about 94,000 new confirmed cases of new crown in India, which remained below 100,000 for three consecutive days, but the number of deaths soared to 6,148, setting a record for the country’s epidemic. The highest record since the outbreak is also the highest number of new deaths in a single day in a country so far. The previous record was set by the United States: On February 12 this year, the United States added 5444 deaths in a single day.
Bihar is one of the poorest local states in India. Previously, Indian society had widely questioned the state government's concealment or false statistics of the number of confirmed and dead cases. The Paterna High Court in the state subsequently ordered the review of the deaths in the second wave of the epidemic from April to May. The revised data released on the 9th showed that the actual number of deaths in Bihar reached 9,429. In fact, Bihar is not the only local state that has corrected the number of deaths. The "epicenter" of the epidemic in India, Maharashtra, also corrected its death cases from May 17 to 28. An Indian government official explained that the reason for the revision of the number of deaths was mainly due to delays in previous statistics and human negligence. The Indian opposition Congress Party stated that other local states should follow the example of Bihar and re-adjust the number of deaths reported previously.
Reuters reported on the 10th that considering that about two-thirds of India’s population lives in rural areas, where medical and health conditions, testing levels and other larger cities are relatively backward, the number of confirmed and dead cases in India may be seriously underestimated. For example, "Many people who died at home were not diagnosed as COVID-19 patients before they were diagnosed and it is difficult to be counted." In addition, in the past two months, those who have been placed in the Ganges after their death for religious reasons have also found it difficult to determine whether they have been infected with the new crown or passed away due to the new crown.
Rajeb Dasgupta, head of the Social Medicine and Community Health Center of Nehru University, told the media, “Failure to report (confirmed cases) in time is a common problem, but this may not be intentional. In many cases, The following is due to various constraints and constraints." A previous report in the "New York Times" estimated that the actual deaths in India may be between 600,000 and 1.6 million, instead of the more than 300,000 announced by the government. However, the Indian government has always denied this.