India logged 58,097 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is 55.4% more than yesterday's figure, Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, 37,379 new Covid-19 cases were reported. In a single day, almost 20,000 more Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country. As of Tuesday, the Omicron tally is at 2,135 in the country with the most number of cases in Maharashtra with 653 cases and Delhi with 464 cases. Additionally, 534 persons lost their lives in the last 24 hours, as per the official numbers released by Union Health Ministry.
While the daily positivity rate stands at 4.18% and the weekly positivity rate is at 2.6 %, the number of active cases in the country is 2,14,004. The recovery rate is currently at 98.01%. Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.61%.
In the last 24 hours, 15,389 people have been recovered taking the total recoveries to 3,43,21,803. Meanwhile, Telangana added 1,052 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the cumulative caseload to 6,84,023. On Monday, the state had reported only 482 cases. The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 4858. Two more COVID-19 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in Telangana.
Among the districts, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was the main contributor of the infection by registering a maximum of 659 new cases during the last 24 hours, followed by Medchal-Malkajgiri (116) Rangareddy (109), and Mahabubabad (17). The day's remaining coronavirus cases have been registered by other districts.
A total of 240 people have recovered from coronavirus statewide in a span of 24 hours taking the overall recoveries thus far to 6,75,8132 constituting a recovery rate of 98.70 percent.
As many as 42,991 samples were tested in the state during the past 24 hours out of which the results of 5,481 swab samples are awaited. Cumulatively, 2,98,40,610 COVID-19 tests have been carried out in the state so far since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, 10 more new Omicron cases were reported in Telangana on January 4. Out of the 10 new cases, five are from non-risk countries and five are from risk countries. The total tally of Omicron cases in the state has become 94.