India has recorded another 3,645 Covid-19 deaths, a new record for the country and a spike of over 350 from the previous day, according to health ministry data.
The country, which is experiencing a relentless new wave of infections, has now seen 204,832 deaths in total from the coronavirus pandemic.
Its number of infections rose by 379,257 in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, experts say the true number of deaths is several times higher from what is being reported by government officials.
“The actual numbers of caseloads and deaths could be anything from 10 to 30 times higher,” Vikas Bajpai of the Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
“Together with under-reporting of cases and the large test positivity ratios we are seeing across the country, the true scale of the pandemic may be far worse than the numbers would suggest,” he said.
Sharing his projection with NDTV, Murad Banaji, a mathematics lecturer at Middlesex University said, “for every Covid-19 death counted, two more have been missed.