The global death toll from coronavirus crossed 25,000 as on Friday evening, as per the data from the John Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Centre, with Italy reporting the maximum fatalities at 8, 215, followed by Spain at 4, 858 and China's Hubei at 3,174.
At around 8 p.m. IST, the total number of cases around theworld were 553,244, with the US leading the tally at 86,012, followed by Chinaat 81,897 and Italy at 80,859.
Other nations where the death toll was high were Iran with2,378 deaths, France with 1,696 casualties and the UK with 578 fatalities.
Meanwhile, a total of 127,567 patients have recovered, withclose to half from China's Hubei (61,732), followed by 11,133 in Iran and10,361 in Italy. The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 17 in India on Fridayand the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 724, according to the HealthMinistry.
The ministry stated that four deaths were reported fromMaharashtra while Gujarat had registered three deaths.
Karnataka has reported two deaths so far, while MadhyaPradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir andHimachal Pradesh have reported one death each.
According to the data, the number of active COVID-19 casesin the country stood at 640, while 66 people were either cured or dischargedand one had migrated.
The total number of 724 cases included 47 foreign nationals,the ministry said.