India reported a decline of 917 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 16,400. The country is fifty-fifth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 17, it added 1,569 cases to take its total caseload to 43,125,370. And, with 19 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,260, or 1.22 per cent of total confirmed infections.
With 1,078,005 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on May 16, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 1,914,894,858. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 42,584,710 — or 98.75 per cent of total caseload — with 2,467 new cured cases being reported on May 17.
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