With 65,168 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (21,184), Delhi (18,549) and Gujarat (16,343).
India has recorded 1,82,143 cases of the novel coronavirus and 5,164 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update.
Of these, 89,995 are active cases while 86,984 have been cured or discharged.
The data was updated at 8.00 am on May 31 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.
With 65,168 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (21,184), Delhi (18,549) and Gujarat (16,343).Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
|S. No.||Name of State / UT||Active Cases*||Cured/Discharged/Migrated*||Deaths**|
Total Confirmed cases*
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||0||33||0||33|
|8||Dadra Nagar Haveli||2||0||0||2|
|14||Jammu and Kashmir||1405||908||28||2341|
Cases being reassigned to states
|*(including foreign nationals)|
|**(more than 70 percent cases due to comorbidities)|
Globally, nearly 60.5 lakh infections and over 3.69 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Click here for Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic