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Last Updated : Aug 04, 2020 01:00 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus state-wise tally August 4: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bihar near 60,000

With more than 4.5 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.63 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (1.66 lakh).

India has recorded more than 18.55 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 38,938 deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update. Of these, 5,86,298 are active cases while 12,30,509 have recovered.

The data was updated at 8 am on August 4 on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's website.

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With more than 4.5 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.63 lakh), Andhra Pradesh (1.66 lakh), Karnataka (1.39 lakh) and Delhi (1.38 lakh).

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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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Across the country, 6,61,182 samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on August 3, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Below is the coronavirus cases/deaths state-wise tally:
S. No.Name of State / UTActive Cases*Cured/Discharged/Migrated*Deaths**
TotalChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterdayCumulativeChange since yesterday
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands55773 26321 10
2Andhra Pradesh763771973 886725786 153763 
3Arunachal Pradesh692106367 3
4Assam117381323 334281044 109
5Bihar20770464 382281839 330
6Chandigarh43434 70619
7Chhattisgarh246220 7256265 61
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu41286094 2
9Delhi10207149 124254937 402117 
10Goa188475 4876208 56
11Gujarat1459927 47478974 250822 
12Haryana6263133 30470780 440
13Himachal Pradesh114616 165899 14
14Jammu and Kashmir7567326 14032905 40711 
15Jharkhand8561838 4792110 125
16Karnataka74477121 625004775 259498 
17Kerala11511145 15278815 84
18Ladakh36918 11097
19Madhya Pradesh9286187 24099549 90014 
20Maharashtra1473241519 28703010221 15842266 
21Manipur114760 176629 7
22Meghalaya63328 2645
23Mizoram23511 2660
24Nagaland1467185 6575
25Odisha13016255 230741119 20710 
26Puducherry151570 2411102 56
27Punjab6203239 11882416 44219 
28Rajasthan12802411 31458748 71512 
29Sikkim39022 2971
30Tamil Nadu56698300 2022835800 4241109 
31Telangana18708161 496752085 56323 
32Tripura180260 367570 28
33Uttarakhand3172102 4538101 90
34Uttar Pradesh401912168 553932225 177848 
35West Bengal21683575 548182088 173153 
Total#5862986941 123050944306 38938803 
*(Including foreign Nationals)
**( more than 70% cases due to comorbidities )
#States wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation
#Our figures are being reconciled with ICMR
Globally, more than 1.8 crore infections and nearly 7 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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First Published on Aug 4, 2020 10:02 am