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More than 400 doctors died due to Covid during the second wave, at least 100 in Delhi: IMA | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said Tuesday that more than 400 doctors across the country succumbed to Covid-19 infection during the second wave of the pandemic.
According to the IMA, so far 420 doctors have lost their lives during the second wave of Covid-19 and 100 of these victims have been reported from Delhi.
The national capital is recently experiencing a decline in Covid-19 cases after an overwhelming crisis in April.
The doctors association said that at least 96 doctors have died in Bihar and 41 in Uttar Pradesh.
State IMA data reveals that up to 31 doctors succumbed to Covid-19 in Gujarat, 20 in Telangana, 16 in West Bengal and Odisha.
“Maharashtra has witnessed the deaths of 15 doctors in the current second wave of Covid-19,” the doctors association said.
Up to 2.57,299 new Covid-19 infections and 4,194 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the country recorded 3.57,630 fresh recoveries in the 24-hour period, outnumbering new cases.
The cumulative case burden in India is now 2,62,89,290, including 29,23,400 active cases. The death toll amounted to 2,95,525, while the recovery count reached 2,30,70,365.

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