CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

CORONA VIRUS COMES AGAIN

CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

A new coronavirus variant named

JN.1 has been detected, causing

concerns among doctors, experts

authorities, and the public alike. The

Covid-19 subvariant JN.1 is a

descendant of BA.2.86. In the OPEN IN APR

of the new Covid variant, India’s

active caseload surged to 1,828 on

Monday. Besides one death was

reported in Kerala, where the JN.1

subvariant of the coronavirus was

recently detected. Henceforth, the

central government has issued an

advisory to the state governments

urging them to make adequate health

arrangements.

CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

UPDATES

Here are the top 10 updates about the new Covid variant

■ The JN.1 Covid subvariant was first detected in Luxembourg and is a descendant of the Pirola variant (BA.2.86), which itself stems from the Omicron sub-variant.

COVID-19 Update: India reco. new cases, total active at 1,828

■ The new Covid variant contains a significant number of unique mutations, particularly in the spike protein, that may contribute to increased infectivity and immune evasion.

■ Symptoms of JN.1 new Covid variant include fever, runny nose, sore throat, and headache. Most patients may experience mild upper respiratory symptoms, which typically improve within four to five days.

Centre issues Covid advisory to states with Omicron sub-variant on the rise

DETECTED IN KERALA

■ In India, the Covid subvariant JN.1 has been detected in Kerala so far.

■A 79-year-old woman had returned a positive result in an RT-PCR test on November 18, they said, adding that she had mild symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI) and had recovered from Covid-19.

■ More than 90% of the Covid cases in India at present are mild and in home isolation

■ The India SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), which is a multi-laboratory, multi-agency, pan- India network tasked with sequencing and keeping an eye on new threatening Covid-19 variants, has done surveillance where JN.1 has been found in Kerala.

RECENT SYMPTOMS

‘Report symptoms, increase testing’: Govt advisory amid Covid spike, new variant

■ An Indian traveller was also detected with JN.1 sub-variant in Singapore. The person was a native of Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirapalli district and had travelled to Singapore on October 25.

GOVERNMENT TAKEN ACTION

Karnataka News: Govt makes wearing

face masks mandatory amid Covid

scare

  • According to Rajeev Jayadeva National Indian Medical Association Covid Task Force’s co-chairman, “JN.1 is a severely immune-evasive and fast- spreading variant. This enables it to infect people who had previous Covid infections and also people who were vaccinated”.
  • ■ The Karnataka government ruled out the need to restrict movement on the border at present adding that the government has ensured all precautionary measures.
  • WHO alerts ‘Covid still changing, evolving’ as JN.1 subvariant cases surge
  • ■ Currently, Karnataka reports 58 active cases, with 11 hospitalized and one Covid-related death, compounded by other comorbidities.
  • ■ In the United States, JN.1 was first detected in September 2023.

CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

CORONAVIRUS NEW VARIANT COMES IN INDIA

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