The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday said a total of 719 doctors have lost their lives during the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic in the country.

Bihar has recorded the highest number of fatalities as 111 doctors died in the state followed by Delhi which has seen 109 Covid19-related fatalities.

Among the northeastern states, Assam and Manipur have reported 8 and 5 deaths of doctors, respectively, the IMA said.

Two doctors have lost their lives in Tripura during the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, India registered 84,332 new cases and 4,002 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

This is the lowest number of daily cases that the country has reported in the past 70 days, as per the Union ministry of health and family welfare data.

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The total number of cases in the country has risen to 2,93,59,155 while the death toll has gone up to 3,67,081.

The top five states, which registered the maximum cases are Tamil Nadu with 15,759 cases, followed by Kerala with 14,233 cases, Maharashtra with 11,766 cases, Karnataka with 8,249 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 8,239 cases.

With a total of 1,21,311 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours, India’s recovery rate has increased to 95.07%.

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The number of total Covid19 recoveries across the country now stands at 2,79,11,384.

With substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country, a total of 19,20,477 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the country.

A total of 37,62,32,162 samples were tested in the country till now.

A total of 34,33,763 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours, which has brought the total tally of jabs administered to 24,96,00,304.


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