Covid-19 updates: New covid variant JN.1 found in 3 states.


Covid-19 updates: Corona infection has begun to rise once more across the country. Corona patients have more than doubled in the last 9 days. In terms of numbers, 341 new patients have surfaced in the last 24 hours. Kerala has the most active patients, with 2041. Karnataka and Goa are second and third in this category, respectively.

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A 41-year-old male tested positive for new COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 in the Maharashtra district of Sindhudurg on Wednesday evening, according to health department officials.

According to early information, the patient is from Dodamarg taluka in the Konkan coastal district and shows minor symptoms of the infectious disease, they stated.

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in India, with 614 new coronavirus infections recorded in the last 24 hours, forcing the Union Health Minister to advise states to monitor emerging strains. This is the most new instances discovered since May 21. There are even 21 examples of JN. One sub-variant has been found in Goa, Kerala, and Maharashtra.

There were no other details about the patient available.

JN.1 has been classed as a different “variant of interest” by the World Health Organisation due to its rapid dissemination, however it poses a “low” worldwide public health concern.

JN.1 has been classed as a different “variant of interest” by the World Health Organisation due to its rapid dissemination, however it poses a “low” worldwide public health concern.

NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul said on Wednesday in New Delhi that 21 cases of the sub-variant have been found so far.

According to the Maharashtra health department, JN.1 is a sub-lineage of the Omicron variation of COVID-19 that causes moderate symptoms in patients, and it is important not to worry but to take the required precautions.

NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul said on Wednesday in New Delhi that 21 cases of the sub-variant have been found so far.

According to the Maharashtra health department, JN.1 is a sub-lineage of the Omicron variation of COVID-19 that causes moderate symptoms in patients, and it is important not to worry but to take the required precautions.

Meanwhile, state health officials stated that routine genome sequencing is taking place.

Authorities in all districts have been directed to exercise extreme vigilance in the aftermath of the discovery of the new sub-variant and to conduct surveillance of influenza-like illnesses (ILI) such as severe adverse respiratory infection (SARI).

“They have been instructed to perform coronavirus tests on SARI and ILI patients.” “All districts have been told to increase coronavirus testing,” an official stated.

Signs and Symptoms of JN.1

“There has recently been an increase in Covid-19 cases, which suggests that a new variant has emerged.” JN.1, a highly immune evasive variation, could be the culprit. So far, the majority of cases have been minor. Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, body soreness, and weariness are common symptoms. These symptoms are indistinguishable from those of other respiratory infections, such as the flu. If the patient has these symptoms and they are minor, symptomatic management is sufficient. The red flag sign represents shortness of breath. “The elderly and the immunocompromised are at risk of severe disease,” says Dr Tanu Singhal, Consultant, Paediatrics And Infectious sickness, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai.

Active Cases

Kerala has recorded the highest spike in total active cases, with 292 new cases in the past 24 hours. This is followed by Tamil Nadu (13 new cases), Maharashtra (11 new cases), Karnataka (9 new cases), Telangana and Puducherry (4 new cases),Delhi and Gujarat (3 new cases), and Goa and Punjab (1 new case), as per ministry data.

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