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Articles and reports on all-cause mortality


Andhra Pradesh:
Scroll (2021-06-13). [CRS data]. Jan 1 to May 31, 2021 compared to the average during this period in 2018 and 2019.

Assam:
Scroll (2021-06-17). [CRS data]. August to November, 2020 compared to the average for the same period during 2018 and 2019.

Bihar:
Socarxiv (2021-07-30). Results of a small-scale phone survey of PDS beneficiaries during April-June 2021, which found a major surge in mortality
Live Hindustan (2021-04-26). Patna [crematorium/graveyard data]. One crematorium seeing around three times the usual number of cremations during three weeks in April
NDTV (2021-06-19). [CRS data]. Jan 1-May 31, 2021 relative to the same period in 2019
Scroll (2021-07-11). [CRS data]. Analysis of Bihar's first wave excess mortality as evidenced by CRS data

Chandigarh:
The Hindu (2021-07-17). [CRS data]. Registered deaths during the pandemic period compared to pre-pandemic years

Chhattisgarh:
The Hindu (2021-07-01). [CRS data]. Registered deaths in April and May 2021 compared to baseline CRS values from 2015-2019.

Gujarat:
preprint on medrxiv (Acosta, Patnaik, Buckee, Balsari and Mahmud) (2021-08-25). [CRS data]. Death register data from municipal corporations indicates a large rise in mortality
The Wire (2021-08-17). [CRS data]. Death register data from municipal corporations indicates a large rise in mortality
Socarxiv (2021-05-24). [CRS data]. March 1 to May 10, 2021, compared to different baselines (SRS and CRS) to get excess mortality.
Divya Bhaskar (2021-05-24). [CRS data]. March 1 to May 10, 2021, districtwise registration data compared to the same period in 2020 (in Gujarati).
Reuters (2020-07-02). Ahmedabad [crematorium/graveyard data]. Comparison of deaths during April and May 2020 with the same period in 2019.
Scroll (2020-05-30). Ahmedabad [crematorium/graveyard data]. A surge in burials in April 2020 in the city's Muslim burial grounds. Comparative figures given for April 2019.

Haryana:
The Hindu (2021-07-15). [CRS data]. Excess deaths during the pandemic period - particularly April and May 2021 - compared to baseline values.

Himachal Pradesh:
The Hindu (2021-07-26). [CRS data]. Registered deaths during the pandemic period compared to pre-pandemic years

India:
preprint on medrxiv (Banaji and Gupta) (2021-10-01). National estimates of excess mortallity based on civil registration data from twelve states.
Technical report (Banaji and Gupta) (2021-08-30). National estimates of excess mortallity based on civil registration data from twelve states.
Technical report (Banaji and Gupta) (2021-08-24). Background material on death registration, and possible underestimation of baseline mortality, relevant to understanding civil registration data
Preprint on medrxiv (Deshmukh, Suraweera et al) (2021-07-23). Excess mortality in India from June 2020 to June 2021 during the COVID pandemic: death registration, health facility deaths, and survey data
Working paper (Anand, Sandefur and Subramanian) (2021-07-20). Estimates of excess mortality based on civil registration data, survey data from the CPHS, and epidemiological considerations
Preprint on medrxiv (Leffler, Lykins and Yang) (2021-08-04). [CRS data]. Estimates of excess mortality based on civil registration data
Technical report (Banaji, Kumarappan and Gupta) (2021-06-09). A compilation of reports of suspected COVID-19 deaths across villages in UP, MP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Haryana during the first three weeks of May 21.

Karnataka:
The News Minute (2021-06-16). [CRS data]. Jan 1 to June 15, 2021 compared to the same period during 2018 and during 2019.
The Hindu (2020-09-03). Bengaluru [CRS data]. Jan to July, 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 (49,135 in 2020, compared to 37,001 in 2019: excess: 12134).
The News Minute (2021-06-16). Bengaluru [CRS data]. Jan 1 to June 15 2021, compared to roughly the same period during 2018 and 2019, although there is a possible mismatch in locations.

Kerala:
The Hindu Business Line (2021-02-03). [CRS data]. Kerala reports fewer registered deaths in 2020 compared to the previous year
The News Minute (2021-06-23). [CRS data]. Jan 1-May 31, 2021 relative to the average for the same period during 2015-2019
The News Minute (2021-06-23). [CRS data]. Overall excess deaths during April 2020-May2021
The Wire (2021-07-22). [CRS data]. Analysis of Kerala's civil registration data and the question of how to set baseline mortality

Madhya Pradesh:
Scroll (2021-06-12). [CRS data]. April-May 2021 inclusive compared to the average of April and May 2018 and 2019
The Wire (2021-06-14). [CRS data]. Analysis of the wave 2 mortality surge and implications for IFR.
Dainik Bhaskar (). [crematorium/graveyard data]. A huge surge in funerals at the principal crematoria and graveyards in 26 districts.
The Print (2020-04-21). Indore [crematorium/graveyard data]. A large increase in burials in Muslim burial grounds during April 2020. Comparative data for previous months is given.

Maharashtra:
The Times of India (2021-03-16). Mumbai [CRS data]. Whole of 2020, compared to 2019 (or earlier)
The Indian Express (2021-09-09). Mumbai [CRS data]. March 1 to July 31, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019
The Times of India (2021-07-01). Mumbai [CRS data]. April 2021 compared to previous years (plus same data from Jan-March 2021).
The Times of India (2020-12-08). Nagpur [crematorium/graveyard data]. April to September 2020 compared to the same period during the previous year
The Times of India (2021-04-21). Nagpur [crematorium/graveyard data]. March 2021 compared to previous years
The Hindu (2021-08-04). [CRS data]. Registered deaths during the pandemic in the online civil registration system compared with previous years

NCT of Delhi:
MSN.com (2021-06-04). [CRS data]. April and May 2021, compared to the same period in 2019. Data from three municipal corporations.
The Hindu (2021-09-04). [CRS data]. Registered deaths during the pandemic period compared to pre-pandemic years

Odisha:
The Hindu (2021-05-17). Bhubaneswar [crematorium/graveyard data]. A surge in cremations at just one crematorium during the second half of 2020.
The New Indian Express (2021-09-02). [CRS data]. 2020 total registrations compared with previous years, plus some data upto May 2021

Punjab:
The Hindu (2021-07-31). [CRS data]. Registered deaths during the pandemic compared with data from 2015-2019

Rajasthan:
The Hindu (2021-07-03). [CRS data]. Registered deaths from Jan 2018 upto May 2021. A surge in registrations in April and May 2021.
The Hindustan Times (2021-05-27). [CRS data]. Registered deaths in 2020 compared to 2019. Also Jan1-May 25 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

Tamil Nadu:
The Hindu (2021-06-17). [CRS data]. April 2020 to May 2021, inclusive. Calculations not fully presented.
The Hindu (2021-05-26). Chennai [CRS data]. Wave 1: deaths during 2020 compared both to the previous five year average, and to 2019. Wave 2: rise in mortality beginning.

Telangana:
The Hindu (2021-06-14). Hyderabad [CRS data]. Wave 1: April-Dec 2020 (inclusive), compared to the average for the same period during 2016-2019. Wave 2: Jan 1 to May 31, 2021 compared to the average for the same period during 2016-2019
The New Indian Express (2021-08-01). [CRS data]. Deaths recorded in the MeeSeva system surged during the pandemic

Uttar Pradesh:
Article14 (2021-06-21). [CRS data]. Data for 24 districts only used. July 1 2020- March 31, 2021, compared to the same period one year earlier.
The Times of India (2021-05-23). Agra [CRS data]. An 11-fold year-on-year increase in the number of death certificates issued in April 2021 relative to April 2020

West Bengal:
The Hindu (2021-07-26). [CRS data]. Analysis of civil registration data from 18 districts of West Bengal (five districts not available)
The Hindu (2021-05-29). Kolkata [CRS data]. April 1 to May 27, 2021, relative to the average for the same period during 2015-2019