India Death Toll Rises To 17, As COVID-19 Cases Reach 724
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Fri 27th March 2020 | 10:40 AM
"Death toll related to novel coronavirus has reached 17," reads the information released by the ministry at 9:15 a.m. (local time).
The number of active cases is 640, with 67 people having been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.
On Thursday evening the number of COVID-19 cases in India was 694 and the death toll was 16.
Indian government on Wednesday began a 21-day lockdown across the country in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic. Authorities have imposed strict curfew-like restrictions to prevent the movement of people.
All road, rail and air services have been suspended in wake of the lockdown, except essential services that have been exempted.