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COVID19: Positive cases in India rise to 21,393; death toll reaches 681

New Delhi:The total cases of COVID-19 in the country, including 77 foreign nationals mounted to 21393, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Of the total cases, at least 16,454 are active cases, 4,257 people have recovered and 681 people have lost their lives.

Over 1,409 infections were reported in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra reported 5,652 cases and 269 fatalities so far, followed by Gujarat with 2,407 cases and 103 deaths and Delhi with 2,248 cases and 48 deaths. 

The number of people who recovered in Maharashtra stands at 789. In the national capital, it is 724 and in Gujarat, 179 people have recovered so far.

Other states which have more than 1,500 cases are Rajasthan (1890), Tamil Nadu (1629) and Madhya Pradesh (1592). (IANS)