The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said as many as 646 doctors lost their lives in the fight against coronavirus during the second wave of the pandemic.
A total of 16 doctors lost their lives in Madhya Pradesh during the second wave, followed by nine in Karnataka, eight in Assam, five each in Chhattisgarh, Manipur and Kerala, three each in Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Punjab, two each in Tripura, Uttarakhand and Goa, one in Pondicherry and one at an unknown place.
During the first wave of the pandemic last year, a total of 748 doctors had fallen prey to the deadly virus, the IMA added.
India reported 1,20,529 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, the lowest single-day spike in around two months, taking its overall tally to 2,86,94,879, as per the Health Ministry data.
With the addition of 3,380 fatalities in the last 24 hours, India's Covid death toll till date stands at 3,44,082.
The active caseload has reduced to 15,55,248, which comprises 5.73 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has improved to 93.08 per cent, the data showed.