Coronavirus News India Live: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses media amid lockdown; nation’s COVID-19 cases rise to 724

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The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic has spread nearly 200 countries with 532,253 reported cases and 24,072 deaths so far.

Indis has reported 724 cases of the novel coronavirus so far, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A total of 67 people have been recovered so far and 17 dead.

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. (PTI)