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Chandigarh sees first case in 35 days, Delhi reporting 5-7 infections daily

A policeman sporting a coronavirus-themed outfit walks at a market to boost consciousness about social distancing. File/PTI.

COVID-19 circumstances in India are on rise and this time JN.1 sub-variant is rising the variety of infections. As on Tuesday, the variety of energetic circumstances of coronavirus has shot as much as 4,170, the well being ministry mentioned.

In the meantime, Chandigarh reported its first circumstances of latest COVID-19 after hole of 35 days, with a 43-year-old lady from Sector 43 testing optimistic for the virus.

The final reported optimistic case in Chandigarh was on 18 November.

The well being division of the Union Territory is making ready for any rise in variety of COVID circumstances and has determined to get genome sequencing of all sufferers to assist detect the variants of the virus.

“We are increasing testing especially among those who have pneumonia, influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory infection,” Dr Suman Singh, director well being companies, UT, was quoted as saying by ToI.

Nevertheless, the entire genome sequencing facility has not been began in Chandigarh.

In the meantime, Delhi Well being Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj has mentioned the nationwide capital is seeing 5 to seven COVID-19 circumstances on common daily.

Additionally Learn: COVID-19 JN.1 Update: Cases in India rise to 69, Karnataka alone logs 50% infections; none yet in Delhi

“On average, 400-500 samples are being tested every day in Delhi, and on average, 5-7 positive cases are coming; that is, the positivity is about one per cent,” Bharadwaj mentioned.

The minister additionally asserted that Delhi is nicely outfitted to battle the virus resurgence.

“The new cases that are coming, we have sent them for genome sequencing. After his report, it will be known whether this variant is new or old. However, the new variant is also not serious, so if there is a new variant, then there is no need to worry too much,” Bhardwaj added.

The samples have been despatched to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital and the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).

COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 has contaminated six extra folks in India, rising the variety of circumstances of the brand new variant of the virus within the nation to 69.

The utmost variety of JN.1 COVID-19 circumstances had been reported by Karnataka, 34, adopted by 14 circumstances in Goa, 9 in Maharashtra, 6 in Kerala, 4 in Tamil Nadu and a couple of in Telangana.

Within the final 24 hours, India has recorded 412 recent circumstances of COVID-19, the well being ministry mentioned Tuesday.

Three new COVID-19 associated deaths had been reported in final 24 hours and all had been from Karnataka. The toll as a result of viral illness now stands at 5,33,337.

With inputs from businesses

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