Delhi: Govt data shows 984 COVID-19 deaths, Municipal records show 2098 funerals

Opposition parties including Congress criticized the Delhi government and said that the Arvind Kejriwal government should focus on providing better healthcare facilities to the people rather than hiding the data.

Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has been accused of covering up the real situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) said on Thursday that at least 2,098 people died in the national capital due to COVID-19 as of Thursday, the official figures from Aam Admi government put the COVID-19 deaths in Delhi at 984.

“From March till June 10, including all the three MCDs of Delhi, there have been 2,098 cremations of Covid-19 patients,” said Jai Prakash, Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)

He also added that these are numbers different from the suspected Covid-19 cases. 

“There are over 200 cases of suspected Covid-19 patients being cremated in Delhi by the three MCDs” he added.

Prakash also said that he doesn’t know why the Delhi government is not releasing the accurate death figures.