The deadly Coronavirus has claimed over 24,000 lives and affected around 530,000 people worldwide. In what is heartening news, over 122,000 patients have reported to have recovered.

India Today reports that the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed the 730 mark with the death toll standing at 17. On Thursday, India saw its highest rise in the novel coronavirus cases at 88.

On Friday (i.e. today) Kerala reported 11 new cases, taking the state tally to 137, making it the state with the highest number of cases so far. Maharashtra follows with 130 cases with six new cases being reported in the state today.

Karnataka has reported 55 new cases while Telangana and Gujarat have reported 45 and 43 cases respectively.

Jammu and Kashmir has also reported its first Covid-19 fatality.