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Maharashtra govt hiding 950 Covid-related deaths from Mumbai: Fadnavis

Fadnavis claimed 500 of the 950 deaths that had occurred in various hospitals in Mumbai were not even referred to the death audit committee

Passengers sit in a local train after resumption of local train services for people associated with essential services, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai
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Passengers sit in a local train after resumption of local train services for people associated with essential services, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Maharashtra government has not reported as many as 950 Covid-19 deaths from Mumbai, which amounts to violation of the ICMR guidelines, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis alleged on Monday.

In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis said, "Some 950 deaths due to Covid-19 are still not reported (in Mumbai). It is a very serious matter and risky as well".

As on June 14, the number of Covid-19 fatalities in worst-hit Mumbai stood at 2,182, as per the state government.


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First Published: Jun 15 2020 | 8:45 PM IST

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