India records 529 fresh COVID cases, total 109 cases of JN.1

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India on Wednesday recorded 529 fresh COVID-19 cases in a single day, while the country’s active infection count has risen to 4,093. Three new fatalities — two from Karnataka and one from Gujarat — were reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry.

Meanwhile, forty more cases of the COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been reported in the country, taking the total tally of cases of the new variant across the country to 109. Thirty-six cases were detected from Gujarat, 34 from Karnataka, 14 from Goa, 9 from Maharashtra, 6 from Kerala, 4 each from Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, and t2 from Telangana. Most of the patients are currently in home isolation.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at more than 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 per cent. He case fatality rate stands at 1.19 per cent. According to the website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.

As per report, there is also no increase in hospitalisation rates and COVID-19 is an incidental finding in those hospitalised due to other medical conditions. Union Health Secretary Sudhansh Pant last week had written to states

and Union territories calling for requisite public health measures to be put in place and underlined the critical COVID-19 control and management strategies considering the ongoing festive season.