The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 17 in the country on Friday and the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 724, according to the health ministry.
IMAGE: A policeman gives hand sanitiser to a child as a group of migrant labourers are made to stay under a flyover on the Hapur Road by the administration for their safety during the complete lockdown in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Ghaziabad. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo
In its updated figures at 9.15 am, the ministry stated that four deaths were reported from Maharashtra while Gujarat had registered three deaths.
Karnataka has reported two deaths so far, while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh have reported one death each.
According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 640, while 66 people were either cured or discharged and one had migrated.
IMAGE: A homeless woman cooks food at a roadside during the complete lockdown in Chennai,. Photograph: R Senthil Kumar/PTI Photo
The total number of 724 cases included 47 foreign nationals, the ministry said.