India's COVID-19 count rises to 49,391, death toll mounts to 1,694

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 06, 2020, 03:41 PM(IST)

13 victims of Bhopal gas tragedy die due to coronavirus Photograph:( ANI )

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Coronavirus has infected around 548 doctors, nurses and paramedics across the country so far, according to data maintained by the Centre, official sources said.

India's coronavirus count crept closer to 50,000 mark with 2,958 new cases and 126 new fatalities till Wednesday morning.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India stood at 49,391, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in its May 6 health bulletin. Of the total cases, 33,514 are active cases while 14,182 individuals have been cured and discharged from the hospitals. The death toll has mounted to 1694 while one person has migrated to another country, according to the data released by the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, Coronavirus has infected around 548 doctors, nurses and paramedics across the country so far, according to data maintained by the Centre, official sources said.

The figure does not include field workers, ward boys, sanitation workers, security guards, lab attendants, peons, laundry and kitchen staff among others.

According to an official source, it has not been ascertained from where these doctors, nurses and paramedic staff have acquired the infection. 

The figure includes doctors, nurses and paramedics from Centre-run and state government-run facilities across states and union territories.

(With inputs from PTI)

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