Symptoms mild, don’t panic over rise in Covid cases: Niti Aayog member VK Paul – Times of India

Symptoms mild, don't panic over rise in Covid cases: Niti Aayog member VK Paul - Times of India

New Delhi: India has so far reported 21 cases of JN.1 type of Covid-19, including 19 from Goa and one each from Kerala and Maharashtra. Niti Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul said on Wednesday.
Paul said that the scientific evidence available so far suggests that JN.1 is causing mild symptoms and therefore should not be a cause for panic. “About 91-92% of Covid-19 patients have only mild symptoms and are recovering at home,” he said.

Although the number of active Covid-19 cases in India is significantly lower than the global scenario, government data shows a much higher number. to get upIn active cases in the last two weeks.

In the last two weeks, 16 deaths among the positive patients of Covid-19 have also been confirmed. Top health ministry officials said most of the deaths from Covid-19 involved people with pre-existing co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
“We should not create fear or panic. There is no evidence to suggest an increase in hospitalizations even though there has been a slight increase in Covid-19 cases in some parts of the country,” an official added. That the government is well prepared to deal with any situation. Situation

Dr VK Paul of NITI Aayog says, “There is no need to panic in cases of Covid.

On Wednesday, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a review meeting with the health ministers of various states to review the situation and preparedness of the public health system for surveillance, prevention and management of Covid-19.
Highlighting the challenge faced by countries like China, Brazil, Germany and the US due to rising cases of Covid-19, the Health Minister said that India needs to be prepared and vigilant against new and emerging strains of Covid-19. Yes, especially in view of the upcoming festive season.
“Covid-19 is not over yet. We need to monitor emerging evidence of cases, symptoms and case severity to plan an appropriate public health response,” he said.
He asked states/UTs to speed up testing and send samples of positive cases and pneumonia-like illnesses daily to INSACOG genome sequencing laboratories to detect new strains.

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