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Coronavirus: 719 doctors died during COVID second wave, Bihar records most fatalities, says IMA

According to IMA, Bihar recorded 111 deaths, Delhi--109, Uttar Pradesh--79, West Bengal--63, and Rajasthan--43.

Coronavirus 719 doctors died during COVID second wave, Bihar records most fatalities, says IMA-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Jun 12, 2021, 4:08 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday said that 719 doctors have lost their lives due to coronavirus in the second wave of the Covid pandemic with Bihar recording the maximum fatalities.

According to IMA, Bihar recorded 111 deaths, Delhi--109, Uttar Pradesh--79, West Bengal--63, and Rajasthan--43.

Among the southern states, Andhra Pradesh reported 35 deaths, while 36 doctors succumbed to the virus in Telangana. Tamil Nadu recorded 32 deaths, while Karnataka and Kerala reported 9 and 24 deaths, respectively.

India - witnessing a downward trend in Covid cases - today reported its lowest infections in 70 days with the country adding 84,332 new cases to take its overall caseload to 2.93 crore. Active cases account for 3.68 per cent of the total infections.

India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore on May 4.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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