Its federal Ministry of Health India announced on Tuesday that another 3,998 COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours and 42,015 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed.
This is the heaviest daily death toll since June 12.
Officially, the death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in India has reached this stage at 418,480 deaths out of a total of 31.22 million infections.
But the third heaviest death toll in the world may be very low, according to several Hindu and foreign experts.
It is characteristic that according to an American study published yesterday, the actual number of victims may be even ten times higher than the official one. If this estimate is valid, that is, if the country of 1.3 billion people has actually suffered almost 5 million deaths, it will be the worst tragedy in the history of India since independence and the bloody division with present-day Pakistan in 1947.