Covid sub-variant JN.1 cases rise to 312

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COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1

India on Tuesday recorded 573 fresh cases of Covid infections and the number of active cases of the infection has increased to 4,565 in the last 24 hrs. Two new fatalities due to the disease — one each in Karnataka and Haryana — were reported in a span of 24 hours.

Meanwhile, a total of 312 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have also been detected in the country so far, with 47 per cent of them recorded in Kerala, according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) data. Ten states and Union territories have so far detected the presence of the JN.1 sub-variant of the virus.

These states include Kerala (147), Goa (51), Gujarat (34), Maharashtra (26), Tamil Nadu (22), Delhi (16), Karnataka (eight), Rajasthan (five), Telangana (two) and Odisha (one), according to the INSACOG data. The INSACOG’s data showed 279 Covid cases recorded in the country in December had the presence of JN.1, while 33 such cases were detected in November.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry’s website. A total of 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.