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Coronavirus state-wise tally April 27: Maharashtra, Gujarat continue to record highest number of cases

With 8,068 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,301) and Delhi (2,918).

April 27, 2020 / 05:55 PM IST

India's COVID-19 positive cases tally has reached 28,380, including 886 deaths, as per the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 21,132 are active cases while 6,361 have been cured or discharged.

The data was updated at 5 pm on April 27 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With 8,068 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state, followed by Gujarat (3,301) and Delhi (2,918).


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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

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Serum Institute of India, on April 24, said it planned to start the production of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Oxford University and expected to bring it to the market by October if clinical trials were successful.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with chief ministers on April 27 to review the nationwide lockdown and discuss the exit strategy.


Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases (Including 111 foreign Nationals)Cured/Discharged/MigratedDeath
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands33110
2Andhra Pradesh117723531
3Arunachal Pradesh110
12Himachal Pradesh40221
13Jammu and Kashmir5231376
18Madhya Pradesh2168302106
27Tamil Nadu1885102024
31Uttar Pradesh195533531
32West Bengal64910520
Total number of confirmed cases in India28380*6362886
*220 cases are being assigned to states for contact tracing
*States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
*Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR

Globally, nearly 3 million cases and over 206,000 deaths have been reported during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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first published: Apr 27, 2020 09:05 am
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