With 1,684 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India’s novel coronavirus count has increased to 23,077, according to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.

A total of 4,748 people have been cured of coronavirus in India so far, taking the recovery rate to 20.57 per cent, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.

The death toll due to the COVID-19 has increased to 718 after 37 more patients succumbed to the highly contagious disease since Thursday.

So far, India has 17,610 active cases. There are also 77 foreign nationals who are affected by the virus, the ministry said.

Apart from that, there are at least 4,748 patients who have been discharged or cured from the highly contagious disease and one has migrated from the country.

Meanwhile, crossing the 5,600-mark in registering coronavirus cases, Maharashtra remains the worst hit state. The total number of cases in the state surged to 5,652 with 269 deaths.

The highest number of cases was reported from Mumbai with more than 3,600 positive COVID-19 patients.

Maharashtra is followed by Gujarat, which has crossed the 2,000-mark with 2,407 cases and 103 deaths, according to the latest data. Delhi comes right after Gujarat with 2,248 positive patients and 48 deaths.

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