New Delhi, August 04: The Union Health Ministry has dismissed reports that the death toll due to coronavirus is fictitious.

Terming the death toll due to corona as correct, the ministry said that these figures have been collected by the Civil Registration System (CRS) and Health Management Information System (HMIS). So it is wrong to call it fictional.

In some media, hypothetical estimates have been made of reducing the death count due to corona in eight states. It has also been said that the cases of death can only be estimated and the exact data can never be known.