The recent spike in Delhi’s Covid-19 death toll is still likely a huge underestimation

The recent spike in Delhi’s Covid-19 death toll is still likely a huge underestimation
Ananya Bhattacharya
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As if scenes from overcrowded hospitals and SOS cries from people struggling to access oxygen and medicines were not enough, now images from New Delhi’s cremation grounds and graveyards are reflecting how bad things on the ground really are. Since March 1, Delhi has seen over 2,284 Covid-related deaths, as per official data. There are fears that this tally may rise sharply in the coming weeks as the healthcare infrastructure in Delhi has been under stress for the last several days with thousands of new cases being reported on a daily basis.