India has added 58,097 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate is at 4.18 per cent the Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.
The active caseload of COVID cases in the country now stands at 2,14,004. As per the Ministry, 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in India, of which 828 have recovered.
Maharashtra and Delhi are among the worst-hit states with the highest number of recorded Omicron cases at 653 and 464 respectively.
As many as 4,82,551 recoveries and 534 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours were also reported by the Ministry. While the cumulative recoveries from the virus stand at 3,43,21,803, the total COVID deaths were reported to be 4,82,551.
Over 147.72 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered across the nation so far.
As 81 per cent of Delhi’s COVID cases report to be that of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, health experts have said that people should not take the third wave lightly.
Health experts at large also suggested that the government, this time, cannot afford to be lenient at all. They also advocated for strict action against those who are not following the necessary protocol.