New Delhi: The total number of people confirmed positive for the coronavirus in India has increased to 2,902, as per the latest data updated at 9 am today (4 April) by the health ministry.

According to the health ministry data, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 include 1,945 Indians and 57 foreign nationals.

There were 2,650 active coronavirus patients in the country, according to the ministry of health and welfare. Further, the total number of discharged/cured patients has risen to 183, while one patient has reportedly migrated to Singapore as per the latest data.

The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 in India has risen to 68. At least 12 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh registered a huge jump in the number of cases this week.

Maharashtra remained the worst affected state in the country with 423 coronavirus cases. A total of 88 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Friday. Mumbai, India's financial capital, has so far confirmed over 200 COVID-19 cases. Death toll in the state reached 19, the highest in the country.

Coronavirus infections in Delhi also rose to a new single-day high as the state recorded 167 new cases on Friday. There were 386 coronavirus cases in the national capital.

Most of these fresh cases were linked to a religious congregation held in Delhi's Nizammudin area last month.

The novel coronavirus infected almost 1.1 million people and killed more than 59,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US recorded more than 275,000 cases and over 7,400 deaths. The New York City area had the most fatalities, at more than 1,500, the data show. Italy, the next most hard-hit country, had about 120,000 COVID-19 cases.