Bhopal, April 21 -- At least 824 people have been cremated or buried in Bhopal with Covid-19 protocol in the last 12 days, according to the administration of crematoriums and graveyards in the city, but the state's official Covid-19 death toll in the same period is 34.

Families of the victims, health department officials and workers at crematorium and graveyards in the city say that a majority of these 824 people - a number confirmed by the state government - were those who exhibited symptoms consistent with Covid-19 but couldn't be tested due to shortage of kits and long delays at labs.

The state government said these 824 cases were treated as "suspected" Covid-19 cases and weren't added to the official tally because none of the patien...