COVID-19: India Reports 58,097 New Cases In Last 24 Hours, Highest In 199 Days
COVID-19: India Reports 58,097 New Cases In Last 24 Hours, Highest In 199 DaysA health worker collects swab sample for Covid-19 test. (representative image)

India reported over 58,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in a day in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday (5 January).

India saw a single-day rise of 58,097 new coronavirus infections, the highest in around 199 days, taking the country's total tally of cases to 3,50,18,358, while the active cases were recorded above 2 lakh after around 81 days, according to the Health Ministry data.

The active cases in the country have increased to 2,14,004, accounting for 0.61 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.01 per cent, the health ministry said.

A total of 2,135 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 24 states and UTs so far, out of which 828 have recovered or migrated, according to the Union health ministry.

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 653 cases followed by Delhi at 464, Kerala 185, Rajasthan 174, Gujarat 154 and Tamil Nadu 121 cases.

(With inputs from PTI)

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