5 Covid deaths, 529 fresh cases reported in 24 hours | India News – Times of India

 5 Covid deaths, 529 fresh cases reported in 24 hours | India News - Times of India

New Delhi: India recorded 529 fresh Covid-19 cases and five deaths in 24 hours while the new Covid-19 subtype JN.1which was first detected in Kerala on December 8, has spread to nine states and Delhi recorded its first case of the new strain on Wednesday.
In the 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday, India recorded 529 fresh Covid cases and three deaths – two from Karnataka and one from Gujarat – in the 24 hours, the health ministry said. Later, two more Covid-19 deaths were confirmed from Maharashtra, the first confirmed deaths in the state in more than three months.
The state also saw a notable increase in new cases, with 87 infections recorded on Wednesday, more than double Tuesday’s 37. So far, according to Indian data SARS-CoV2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), a network of genomic laboratories monitoring CoVID-19 from a genomic perspective
Gujarat has so far recorded the highest number of JN.1 cases at 36, followed by Karnataka (34), Goa (14), Maharashtra (9), Kerala (6), Rajasthan (4), Tamil Nadu (4), Telangana (2) and Delhi (1).
Health Ministry officials said that although cases have increased, hospitalizations are few as symptoms are mild in most cases.
“The cause of death is attributed to people with pre-existing co-morbidities of Covid-19,” an official said.
JN.1 (BA.2.86.1.1) is a descendant of the BA.2.86 lineage (Perola) of SARS-CoV-2 that was first identified in August and reports suggest that it has important mutations that affect transmission and immunity. can help to increase potential, experts said.

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