India’s coronavirus death toll passes 500,000
Experts say underreporting of cases across country means toll likely to be far higher than official count
India’s official death toll from Covid-19 has passed 500,000, even as many experts flag underreporting of cases across the country.
The daily update from the country’s federal health ministry on Friday showed the number of deaths reaching 500,055, up 1,072 in the previous 24 hours. Total infections stood at 41.9 million, according to the statistics, second only to the US.