GUWAHATI: Twenty-four people died of the COVID-19 in the State on Friday when 1,782 new cases were detected. The positivity rate in the State during the day was 1.40 per cent. Friday's high caseload districts are -- Golaghat (175), Kamrup Metro (174), Lakhimpur (127) and Sivasagar (114). So far, the active cases in the State are 18,222. As many as 2,656 patients were discharged in the State on Friday.