COVID-19 third wave in India? Country sees 58,097 new cases, 534 deaths in 24 hours; Omicron tally crosses 2,000

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New Delhi: The number of daily COVID-19 cases continued to rise in India as the country recorded 58,097 new infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Wednesday (January 5, 2022) morning.

While the daily positivity rate has now increased to 4.18%, the weekly positivity rate has mounted to 2.60%.

With this, the country’s active coronavirus caseload has also now jumped to 2,14,004.

India’s death toll also rose by 534 in the last 24 hours and currently stands at 4,82,551.

India’s Omicron tally crosses 2,000

The Omicron tally also crossed 2,000 on Tuesday and is now found across 24 states and UTs. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, out of the total 2,135 Omicron infections across India, 828 have been discharged, recovered or migrated.

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