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Coronavirus state-wise tally May 17: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gujarat near 11,000-mark

With 30,706 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Gujarat (10,988) and Tamil Nadu (10,585).

May 17, 2020 / 09:33 AM IST
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India has recorded 90,927 cases of the novel coronavirus and 2,872 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.

Of these, 53,946 are active cases while 34,109 have been cured or discharged.

The data was updated at 8.00 am on May 17 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With 30,706 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Gujarat (10,988) and Tamil Nadu (10,585).


COVID-19 Vaccine

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How does a vaccine work?

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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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is likely to announce extension and details of the fourth phase of nationwide lockdown on May 17. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is also likely to announce the fifth trance of the COVID-19 economic relief package on May 17.

Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.Name of State / UTTotal Confirmed cases*Cured/Discharged/MigratedDeaths**
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands33330
2Andhra Pradesh2355135349
3Arunachal Pradesh110
8Dadar Nagar Haveli100
13Himachal Pradesh78433
14Jammu and Kashmir112154212
19Madhya Pradesh47892315243
28Tamil Nadu10585353874
32Uttar Pradesh42582441104
33West Bengal2576872232
Cases being reassigned to states
Total number of confirmed cases in India90927#341092872

Globally, nearly 46.3 lakh infections and over 3.11 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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first published: May 17, 2020 09:33 am

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