Coronavirus News Live Updates April 17, 2021: As India is reeling under the second wave of coronavirus, a number of states and UTs have imposed lockdown-like restrictions and weekend curfew to bring the pandemic under control. On the other hand, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that a total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country approached the 12 crore-mark with more than 26.14 lakh doses being given till 8 PM on Friday. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 11,97,87,239, according to the report. The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. The development comes as the country records over two lakh new cases for the second straight day. Stay tuned to india.com for all COVID-related updates. Also Read - Drink Cow Urine To Stop Coronavirus Spread, BJP MLA Urges All; Demonstrates On Camera

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    Delhi records 24,375 new COVID cases, 15,414 discharges and 167 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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    Goa reports 762 new COVID-19 positive cases and 4 deaths; Number of active cases in state stands at 6,643.

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    West Bengal reports highest one-day spike of 7,713 COVID-19 cases, 34 fresh fatalities: Health Department

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    Jammu and Kashmir reports 1,145 new COVID-19 positive cases; 503 from Jammu division and 642 from Kashmir division.

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    Remdesivir will be provided free of cost to BPL patients, while non-BPL patients will have to bear the cost equal to the rate of procurement of the drug by National Health Mission, Assam: State Health Department

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    Haryana reports 7,717 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 3,49,794.