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Forty-three doctors of Karnataka on the frontlines of the pandemic died of COVID-19 since March.

Dr. Venkatesh, 66-years old, was the forty-third doctor of Karnataka who succumbed to COVID-19.

Indian Medical Association's data shows that forty-three doctors from Karnataka have died due to the COVID-19 since March. The highest mortality rate was in Bengaluru and Mysore, with seven doctors each. Out of the forty-three doctors who died, twenty-one were aged 60-69, five were above 70 years, fourteen doctors were in the 40-59 age group, and three were between 27-37 years old.

Nearly 80 percent of the doctors worked in private hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. The doctors were general practitioners, physicians, psychiatrists, ENT specialists, gynecologists, radiologists, and anesthetists.

On September 22, a 66-year doctor, a resident of Nanjangud in Mysore, Dr. Venkatesh, succumbed to COVID-19. The total number of doctors who died of the pandemic in Karnataka reached forty-three.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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