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India reported more than 3.66 lakh COVID-19 new cases, according to May 10 update. Active cases rose to 37.45 lakh mark; over 17.01 crore vaccinations administered till date.

May 10, 2021 / 11:29 AM IST
Representative image: Reuters

Representative image: Reuters

India’s COVID-19 case tally reached 2.26 crore on May 10 after 3.66 lakh new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours, as per the health ministry’s update.

India reported 3,754 new deaths and 3.53 lakh new recoveries in the previous 24-hour period, the latest update shows. New cases and new deaths were the lowest in six days; daily tests reported were lowest in 14 days.

More than 17.01 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across India, according to the May 10 update.


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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.

How many types of vaccines are there?

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.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

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.

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Of the total vaccinations administered till date, 79 percent are recipients of their first dose while 21 percent have received the second dose. Among states, Maharashtra has administered the most 1.79 crore vaccine doses, followed by Rajasthan (1.41 crore) and Gujarat (1.39 crore).

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India now has 37.45 lakh active cases, with an increase of 8,589 cases in 24 hours as per the May 10 update. Maharashtra reports the most (6.18 lakh) active cases in the country, followed by Karnataka (5.64 lakh) and Kerala (4.23 lakh). These three states account for 43 percent of active cases in the country.

Maharashtra reported the most (48,401) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Karnataka (47,930), Kerala (35,801), Tamil Nadu (28,897) and Uttar Pradesh (23,175). These five states account for half of all the new cases reported in India.

Maharashtra also reported the most 527 percent new deaths as per May 10 update, followed by Karnataka (490), Uttar Pradesh (294), Delhi (273) and Tamil Nadu (236). These five states account for 50 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.

Three states/Union Territories did not report any deaths today. These are: Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu and Lakshadweep did not report any deaths today.

The total recoveries in India are now over 1.86 crore with the recovery rate at 82.4 percent. Maharashtra recorded the most 60,226 new recoveries, followed by Uttar Pradesh (34,636), Karnataka (31,796), Kerala (29,318) and Tamil Nadu (23,515).

Total COVID-19 deaths in India stood at 2.46 lakh, as per the May 10 update. The mortality rate stands at 1.1 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (2.4 percent). Over 14 lakh daily tests reported on May 9 with more than 30.37 crore tests carried out till date.

Globally, more than 15.89 crore COVID-19 cases have been recorded till date with 33.06 lakh deaths. Over 1.82 crore active cases reported across the world as on date with the US accounting for the most (35 percent), followed by India (21 percent).

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Chaitanya Mallapur
first published: May 10, 2021 11:04 am

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