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646 doctors lost their lives during the second wave of Covid-19: Indian Medical Association | India News


NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) reported on Saturday that a total of 646 doctors have died due to Covid-19 in the second wave underway in the country.
Delhi saw the peak death toll of 109, followed by Bihar with 97, Uttar Pradesh with 79, Rajasthan 43, Jharkhand 39, Gujarat 37, Andhra Pradesh 35, Telangana 34 and West Bengal 30, according to data as of June 5 compiled in the IMA Covid-19 Registry.
According to the IMA, 748 doctors had died from the infection across the country in the first wave of the pandemic.
New daily Covid-19 cases in India reported a sharp decline on Saturday as the country recorded 11,835 fewer cases compared to Friday. Compared to yesterday’s 1,32,364 cases, India today reported 1,20,529 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the country’s infection count to 2,86,94,879, according to the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Union on Saturday.
India’s active case load dropped further to 15,55,248 while active cases decreased by 80,745 in the past 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate continues to drop to 5.78%, staying below the 10% mark for 12 consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 6.89%. The death toll from the virus rose to 3,44,082 and 3,380 deaths were recorded in a 24-hour period.

Times of India