ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Estimating the Impact of Covid-19 in India from Life Insurance Claims

The data on the death claims settled by Indian life insurers is used to estimate the impact of Covid-19 in India in 2020 and 2021. A conservative estimate of 0.56 million missing death registrations is reported for 2020. An estimate of three million additional deaths in 2021compared to pre-pandemic year 2019 is also reported. This estimate far exceeds the government’s official estimate of 0.481 million Covid-19 deaths during this period.

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