India's federal health ministry said Saturday evening the death toll from the COVID-19 in the country rose to 75 and the total number of confirmed cases reached 3,072.
"As of 6:00 p.m (local time) today 75 deaths related to novel coronavirus have been recorded in the country," read the information released by the ministry.
This is a jump of seven deaths and an increase of 170 confirmed cases since the morning.
On Saturday mornin, the number of the COVID-19 cases in the country was 2,902 and the death toll was 68.
According to ministry officials, so far 213 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.
"The number of active cases in the country right now is 2,784," read the information.
Saturday marks the eleventh straight day of the ongoing 21-day lockdown across the country announced by the government to contain the spread of the pandemic. Authorities have imposed strict curfew-like restrictions to prevent the movement of the people across the country. All road, rail and air services have been suspended in wake of the lockdown except essential services which are exempted.
The federal government has asked states to strictly enforce the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 and break the chain of its transmission in the country.