The BBC reports that the state has underestimated the actual Covid death toll in Kerala. As of Thursday, 3,936 people had died in Kerala, while only 1969 deaths were reported.
The disease was first reported in Kerala in January 2020. However, the first case of corona infection in Kerala was reported in March. More than half of all deaths due to Covid disease have not been officially reported. The subsequent death of a person who once reported a covid negative has not been examined, confirmed or reported as being caused by covid.