412 Fresh Cases Of JN.1 COVID-19 Subvariant Reported In India In 24 Hrs; Over 4,170 Active Cases

Active cases in India surpassed 4,100, with 412 new cases of the JN.1 COVID-19 subvariant recorded in the previous day.

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
412 Fresh Cases Of JN.1 COVID-19 Subvariant Reported In India In 24 Hrs; Over 4,170 Active Cases

COVID-19 is making a comeback in many countries, including India, as the world gears up to celebrate the beginning of a new year. On Tuesday, the number of active coronavirus infections in India surpassed 4,100. About 412 new cases of the JN.1 COVID-19 subvariant were recorded in the previous day. According to figures from the Union Health Ministry, there were 4,170 active cases in India as of Tuesday.

412 Fresh Cases Of JN.1 COVID-19 Subvariant In India

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In India, by far, 5.33 lakh people have died overall. On Monday, India announced a rise in coronavirus infections of 628, bringing the total number of active cases to 4,054. The data also indicated that one COVID-19-related death was recorded in Kerala in the previous 24 hours.

In the meantime, following the announcement on Monday of 34 cases of the JN.1 subvariant in the state, the Karnataka cabinet subcommittee on coronavirus is scheduled to convene on Tuesday. 

Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Karnataka minister of health, stated on Monday that there won’t be any limitations just yet. He also emphasised the importance of caution on everyone’s part.

In addition, the government of Delhi has recommended that individuals wear masks and stay away from crowds in light of the impending New Year’s festivities. 

Karnataka verified 34 cases of the JN.1 COVID-19 subvariant on Monday. Of these, reports of incidents came from 20 different cities: Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mandya, Ramanagara, Bengaluru Rural, Kodagu, and Chamaraja Nagara. (as per Business Insider)

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People Should Exercise Necessary Precautions

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There have been 63 instances of the JN.1 variant reported from India as of Sunday.  Of these, Goa accounted for 34 instances, Maharashtra for 9, Karnataka for 8, Kerala for 6, Tamil Nadu for 4, and Telangana for 2. In certain nations, including India, coronavirus cases are caused by the JN.1 COVID-19 subvariant.

Former AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria made a statement regarding the JN.1 variety, stating that it is more transmissible and spreading quickly. According to him, fever, cough, cold, sore throat, runny nose, and body aches are among the symptoms experienced by people who are infected.

In light of the impending holiday season, Union Health Secretary Sudhansh Pant emphasised last week that states and Union territories (UTs) should implement the necessary public health measures to reduce the likelihood of an increase in the disease’s transmission.

People are also advised to take necessary precautions for the well-being of themselves and others around them. 

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Take care and stay safe!

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