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827 cases from 12 states; Maharashtra on top with 250; at least 150 in Pune alone

A trainer of Gurukul College of Arts makes a portray to unfold consciousness on taking precautions after the latest detection of Covid subvariant JN.1 in Kerala, Mumbai. ANI.

India has reported 827 instances of JN.1 COVID-19. These infections have been registered in 12 states with Maharashtra logging most of 250 sufferers of sub-variant of coronavirus.

“A total of 827 cases of JN.1 series variant have been reported from 12 states in India till 11 January, 2024. Highest number of cases (250) reported in Maharashtra,” ANI quoted sources as saying.

12 states the place JN.1 instances have been reported

In line with the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW), COVID-19 sub-variant, JN.1, instances have been reported in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Delhi, Odisha and Haryana.

Of the entire 250 JN.1 instances in Maharashtra, at the very least 150 infections have been reported alone in Pune.

India’s first JN.1 COVID-19 case

India’s first-case of COVID-19 was detected in Kerala on 8 December. In states like Maharashtra, the variant has turn out to be the dominant one.

‘COVID is still killing’

Addressing the primary press convention of 2024, World Well being Group (WHO) Director-Basic Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated COVID-19 threat remains to be excessive.

“Although COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, the virus is still circulating, changing, and killing,” the UN well being company’s chief.

Tedros urged governments to take care of virus surveillance and sequencing, and to make sure entry to inexpensive and dependable assessments, remedies and vaccines. “And we continue to call on individuals to be vaccinated, to test, to wear masks where needed and to ensure crowded indoor spaces are well ventilated,” he stated.

In Might 2023, WHO had declared an finish to COVID as a global public well being emergency, greater than three years on from when the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in late 2019.

India COVID-19 replace

The Union Well being Minister Thursday stated India recorded 514 new COVID-19 instances and three deaths in a span of 24 hours.

Of the three fatalities reported, two had been from Maharashtra and one from Karnataka.

On Wednesday, the nation reported 605 new Covid-19 instances and 4 deaths.

The lively caseload continued to see a downward pattern, with the tally at 3,643 from 3,422 the day past.

The rise in COVID-19 instances are attributed to the emergence of JN.1 sub-variant of the virus and chilly climate circumstances.

With inputs from businesses

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