New Delhi: India has confirmed 17,407 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 11,156,923, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.
The death toll from the disease has reached 157,435 people, with 89 new fatalities being recorded over the past day. More than 10.82 million people have recovered in India since the start of the outbreak.
According to the ICMR, 21,91,78,908 samples have been tested up to March 3 with 7,75,631 samples being tested on Wednesday.
The 89 new fatalities include 42 from Maharashtra, 15 from Kerala and 12 from Punjab.
A total of 1,57,435 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 52,280 from Maharashtra followed by 12,504 from Tamil Nadu, 12,346 from Karnataka, 10,914 from Delhi, 10,272 from West Bengal, 8,728 from Uttar Pradesh and 7,170 from Andhra Pradesh.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.