Study results were broadly similar in different age-groups and in areas with higher or lower use of household solid fuel -- which itself is the major contributor to PM2.5 exposure as measured by satellites.
There was no fresh fatality from any of the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam and the death toll remained at 1,967.
As we breathe, 1.7 billion people have been cut off food aid in South Sudan "at the worst possible time"
The new cases in India's financial capital crossed the 1,000-mark for the first time.
Prior studies have concluded that true pandemic-related mortality in India greatly exceeds official counts.
Nagaland currently has 23 active COVID-19 cases while 1,509 patients have migrated to other states so far, he said.