Palghar: A case was registered against the wife of a deceased COVID-19 patient in Maharashtra's Palghar district, for allegedly defying home quarantine orders and traveling to her native place after her husband's death, police said on Friday.

Based on a complaint lodged by a medical officer, an case has been registered against the woman under relevant sections of the IPC and National Disaster Management Act at Waliv Police Station, Palghar police PRO Sachin Navadkar said.

The 38-year-old woman's husband died of COVID-19 on June 14 and she was asked to remain in home quarantine for 14 days, he said.

However, after a couple of days, the woman left for her hometown with her children defying the orders of the health authorities, the official said, adding that further probe was underway in the matter.

With the highest spike of new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours at 13,586  infections, India's tally of coronavirus cases on Friday rose to 3,80,532 which includes 1,63,248 active cases, 2,04,711 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,573 deaths, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.