While Hubei and Wuhan has not reported any new COVID-19 case, four people died in the city taking the death toll in China to 3,281, the National Health Commission (NHC) said.
Hubei province and Wuhan city which together have over 56 million population were kept under strict lockdown since January 23 with a ban on all movement of people and transportation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation today on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak across the world and the efforts to combat it.
The global pandemic has now sickened more than 1,62,000 people and left more than 6,000 dead, with thousands of new cases confirmed each day.
Of the 17 cases, 16 were reported from Japan on the cruise ship and one from the UAE.
Globally, the virus has killed more than 3,100 people and infected over 90,000 even as a clear shift in the crisis emerges, with nine times as many new cases recorded outside China as inside.
The sharp increase in cases in Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city with a population of 2.5 million, came as authorities began intensive tests on followers of the Shincheonji church.
The country's National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily update said it received reports of 52 deaths, all from Hubei, and 406 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection from all over the country.
The country's National Health Commission (NHC) said it received reports of 409 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection and 150 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions on Sunday.
The contagion's spread prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn that Africa's unprepared health systems left the continent vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease, which spilled out of China and has infected more than 77,000 people in more than 25 countries.
Hubei reported 1,807 new confirmed cases, taking the total number of such cases to 59,989 in the province
The National Health Commission said 2,048 new cases of the virus have been confirmed, taking the total number of COVID-19 infected cases to 70,548, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Hubei and its provincial capital Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December, reported 1,843 of the new cases. The latest report brought the total confirmed cases in Hubei to 56,249 cases.
Hubei, the hard-hit province, reported 4,823 new confirmed cases on Thursday, the provincial health commission said.
Hubei's health commission confirmed another 14,840 new cases in the central province, where the outbreak emerged in December.
The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak has sharply risen to 722.
Eighty-six deaths were reported from mainland China, with 3,399 cases on Friday from 31 provincial-level regions.
ICMR says it is an “experimental repurposed drug” and should be used only in cases where there is documented evidence of the person suffering from infection.
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