Coronavirus cases in India reach 724, deaths climb to 17

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The number of active COVID-19 cases in the country stood at 640, while 66 people were either cured or discharged

Lucknow: A truck driver prepares his meal on a roadside at Lucknow - Agra expressway during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of deadly coronavirus pandemic, in Lucknow. PTI photo

New Delhi: 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.

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.

The total number of 724 cases included 47 foreign nationals, the ministry said.

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