As many as 180 people have died in India till March 29, after being vaccinated against coronavirus, The Hindu reported on Thursday, quoting data from the official body tracking adverse event following immunisation, or AEFI.A presentation, made to the National AEFI Committee at a meeting on March 31, revealed that there have been 617 severe and serious cases of AEFI in the country, as far as coronavirus shots are concerned. The number of deaths showed that 29.2% of these cases have resulted in fatalities.However, out of the 617 instances of severe and serious AEFI, 492 have so far been classified by the AEFI Secretariat of the Immunisation Technical Support Unit at the Union health ministry, according to The Hindu. Similarly, 124 of the 180 deaths have so far been classified.Of these 124 deaths, more than 63 (nearly 51%) have been categorised as being caused due to acute coronary syndrome (a range of conditions associated with sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart), or heart attacks. Another 11 deaths (12%) are due to strokes. However, the data does not ascertain if the deaths were caused due to the vaccine. The National AEFI Committee has so far made public the the causality assessment of only 13 AEFIs, which include 10 deaths, The Hindu reported. The vaccine was not found to have caused death in any of these 10 cases.Jacob John, a virologist at Christian Medical College in Vellore, who was quoted by The Hindu, analysed the 124 deaths classified by the AEFI Secretariat of the Immunisation Technical Support Unit, on a more granular basis.Ninety-three of these 124 deaths happened in the first three days after vaccination, according to John. In the period between the fourth and seventh days after the shot, 18 people died, while 11 fatalities took place 8-28 days after vaccination.