BBC finds Kerala hiding actual number of COVID deaths, toll so far is 3,356, double the number claimed by govt

BBC report has said that a study has found that the government is hiding the actual number of deaths caused by COVID in Kerala.

The report by BBC is based on a study conducted by a team led by Dr Arun N Madhavan.

According to official figures, the number of deaths in the state due to COVID as of Thursday night was 1,969. But the study by Dr Arun N Madhavan and his team claims that 3,356 people have died from the disease till then.

They have compiled the figures by daily following five news channels and local editions of seven newspapers. Prabhat Jha of the University of Toronto said the study was done in an effective manner.