In Calendar year 2021, when hospitals across India were battling the delta wave of Covid-19, Maharashtra recorded a significant 20.47 per cent increase in all-cause deaths to 9.74 lakh as compared to the previous year. This was over and above the 16.57 per cent rise in all-cause deaths in calendar year 2020. Maharashtra accounted for almost 10 per cent of all-cause deaths across India in 2020.
Four key insights emerge from an analysis of data obtained by The Indian Express from the state’s Civil Registration System (CRS) under the Right to Information Act.
A state public health official said the 2021 numbers are provisional, and the actual all-cause death numbers can be higher.