Corona New Variant / Panic in the country due to JN.1 variant of Corona - 702 new cases in one day, 6 deaths

Zoom News : Dec 28, 2023, 07:15 PM
Corona New Variant: Corona has once again started spreading panic in the country. The Health Ministry has informed that 702 cases of Covid 19 have been reported in the country in one day. Including this figure, the number of corona infection cases across the country has increased to 4,097. In such a situation, the Health Ministry has asked people to be especially cautious. According to the data released by the Health Ministry till 8 am, six new patients have died in the last 24 hours. Of these, two patients have died in Maharashtra and one each in Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and Delhi. In Delhi, Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has asked sick people to avoid going in crowds.

Infected cases increased with increasing cold

Earlier on December 22, the highest number of 752 new cases of Covid were registered in the country. Although by December 5, the number of daily cases of Covid had started decreasing, but due to increasing cold, the cases of infection with the new variant have increased again.

Amidst the new panic of Covid, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj has said that he has ordered genome sequencing to get information about the positive case so that the JN.1 case can be confirmed. Delhi government has said that Covid testing has been increased in the capital. 636 tests have been done on Wednesday. The first case of JN.1 was confirmed in Delhi on Wednesday itself.

Government said- don't be afraid, be careful

Saurabh Bhardwaj has said that three cases were confirmed yesterday, out of which two were cases of the old Omicron variant while one was the new JN1 variant. The good thing is that the patient suffering from the new variant, who was admitted to the hospital, has been discharged. He told that a 52 year old woman was suffering from JN1 variant.

Saurabh Bhardwaj said that there is no need to be too worried about this variant. At present four patients are in the hospital. However, he told people that those who have been unwell for a long time should avoid crowded places. Saurabh Bhardwaj has issued instructions to run awareness campaigns at bus stops and other public places.