In a 37-minute interview to Karan Thapar for The Wire, Bhramar Mukherjee, who is professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Michigan, said she believes the present count of the daily increase in COVID-19 cases is perhaps under reporting the true picture by a factor of 10 or 20, although it’s more likely to be 10.
She also said daily deaths are perhaps being under reported by a factor of 2 to 5.
This means that whilst cases are increasing by 1 lakh (reported) a day, the unreported daily increase could be a further million.
Similarly daily deaths could be five times greater than the officially reported figure.
Mukherjee called the present situation in India “very worrying”.