More than 34,750 death certificates were issued by the three municipal corporations in the city during April and May, when the second Covid-19 wave was raging. This is a 250% increase over the figuhbre of 9,916 certificates issued in the corresponding period last year. With the severity of the pandemic peaking around April-end this year, bulk of these death certificates have been issued in May. The death registration data for May this year shows that 24,000 certificates were issued, while during the same month in 2020, 5,475 death certificates were issued by the municipal bodies, an additional 18,525 certificates in May alone.

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