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Covid cases in India Live Updates: India reports 636 fresh COVID cases in a day, four more deaths in 24 hours

Covid Cases India Live Updates: India sees a surge in COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 cases ahead of New Year celebrations with reports of 145 cases of COVID-19 subvariant JN.1 till December 28.

People wearing masks at a crowded place in Dadar Market on December 29 following a spike in Covid cases in Mumbai ahead of New Year. (Hindustan Times)Premium
People wearing masks at a crowded place in Dadar Market on December 29 following a spike in Covid cases in Mumbai ahead of New Year. (Hindustan Times)

Covid Cases India Live Updates: COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 cases have seen a surge throughout India in the past few days and both the central and state governments are vigilant and prepared over the outbreak of the new Omicron Subvariant JN.1, ahead of the New Year celebrations.

The total count of coronavirus cases in India has reached 4,50,12,484 since its outbreak in January 2020. According to the Union Health Ministry report, the death toll due to COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 55,33,358 . Seven COVID related deaths was reported on December 30. As per the official report by the Indian Council of Medical Research 41,797 tests were performed on December 29.

India reported a total of 145 cases of COVID-19 subvariant JN.1 till December 28. The World Health Organisation (WHO) classified JN.1 as a variant of interest and as distinct from its parent lineage, BA.2.86. WHO has informed that based on current evidence, the overall risk posed by JN.1 remains low.

As per the health department, Omicron XBB.1.16 is a dominant variant of COVID-19 and a total of 1,972 cases were reported.

02 Jan 2024, 12:47:23 AM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates:  Uttar Pradesh reported 5 fresh cases in 24 hours

According to the Health Department release, Uttar Pradesh reported five new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. One patient was discharged in the period. 

02 Jan 2024, 12:26:54 AM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates:  Himachal has witnessed only 2 cases in the past 10 days

The Health Department of Himachal Pradesh held a meeting on Monday to review the COVID situation across the state. The state has witnessed only two COVID-19 cases during the last 10 days

02 Jan 2024, 12:05:40 AM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: 220.67 crore doses of vaccines administered so far

According to the Union Health Ministry website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country

01 Jan 2024, 11:41:02 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Karnataka reports 296 new cases, one death in 24 hours

Karnataka today recorded 296 fresh COVID-19 cases and one death, the state health department said. According to the state COVID bulletin, the day saw 50 discharges even as there were 1,245 total active novel coronavirus patients. Of the active patients, 1,179 are under home isolation and 66 have been hospitalised, including 20 in ICU.

01 Jan 2024, 11:11:31 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Uttarakhand reports two fresh cases

Uttarakhand health department reported two new COVID-19 cases in the state.

A 77-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 at Max Hospital on Saturday and a 72-year-old woman tested positive at Doon Hospital on Sunday, Health Secretary Rajesh Kumar said. Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have been infected by the JN.1 variant of COVID-19, he added.

01 Jan 2024, 10:03:26 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Indore reports two fresh cases, active cases reach nine

The Health Department in Indore reported two new COVID-19 cases in the city, which took the number of active cases in the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh to nine.

A 75-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were detected with the infection and both are in home isolation with mild symptoms, Amit Malakar, nodal officer of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) said.

01 Jan 2024, 09:28:41 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates:  Gurugram reports first Covid death in six months

Gurugram Health department Sunday said, a 47-year-old woman infected with the deadly disease died today, the first Covid death in the district in about six months. The woman, under comorbid conditions, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for six days

01 Jan 2024, 08:24:14 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates:  Maharashtra reports 693 active cases, only 42 in hospitals

According to Maharashtra Health Ministry data released today, the state has 693 active cases, of which only 42 are in hospitals, while the remaining are in home isolation

01 Jan 2024, 07:54:24 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Andhra Pradesh reports 26 new cases in 24 hours

According to Health Ministry data released today, Andhra Pradesh reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours. Four patients have been discharged in past 24 hours 

01 Jan 2024, 06:58:11 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Leh makes masks compulsory in public places

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Leh district administration today said wearing masks in public places will be mandatory for people. The district recorded 11 COVID-19 cases last week.

"People must ensure compulsory wearing of facemasks in offices, workplaces and public places, including public transport," District Disaster Management Authority CEO Santosh Sukhadeve said in an official order.

01 Jan 2024, 06:22:09 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: Maharashtra reports 80 new cases in 24 hours

According to Health Ministry data released today, Maharashtra has reports 80 new cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hours. 51 patients have been discharged in past 24 hours 

01 Jan 2024, 05:55:15 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: National recovery rate from disease at 98.81%

According to Health Ministry data released today, the number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81%

01 Jan 2024, 05:43:24 PM IST

COVID-19 cases LIVE updates: India reports three more deaths in 24 hours

India's active COVID-19 caseload rising gradually. According to Health Ministry data released today, the country registered three mortalities in the past 24 hours. Two deaths were reported from Kerala and one from Tamil Nadu.

01 Jan 2024, 05:02:54 PM IST

Covid cases LIVE updates: COVID-19 active cases stood at 4,394

India's active Covid-19 caseload rising gradually. The country recorded 636 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases stood at 4,394, according Health Ministry data

01 Jan 2024, 04:35:27 PM IST

Covid cases LIVE updates: 10 states, UTs have so far detected the presence of JN.1 sub-variant

Ten states and Union territories have so far detected the presence of the JN.1 sub-variant of the virus.

These states are Kerala (83), Goa (51), Gujarat (34), Karnataka (eight), Maharashtra (seven), Rajasthan (five), Tamil Nadu (four), Telangana (two) Odisha (one) and Delhi (one), according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG).

01 Jan 2024, 04:17:21 PM IST

Covid cases LIVE updates: 196 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 detected so far

A total of 196 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been detected in the country so far, with Odisha joining the list of states that have detected the presence of the variant, INSACOG's data updated on Monday said 

01 Jan 2024, 02:19:31 PM IST

‘Even a small amount of exposure’ to Omicron sub-variant JN.1 ‘can cause an infection,’ says expert

Covid Cases India Live Updates: A microbiologist, coronavirus expert, and Covid Awareness Specialist, Rotary Club of Madras Next Gen, Dr Pavithra Venkatagopalan said, “JN.1 is a sub-variant of Omicron, which means it has evolved through some genetic changes from Omicron variant to form the current strain which has found a lot of success in its ability to infect and transmit between people. JN.1 has a much higher transmissibility rate as compared to Omicron which means the number of people it can reach is much higher than it was for Omicron. Possibly even a small amount of exposure can cause an infection."

01 Jan 2024, 02:09:07 PM IST

India reports 548 COVID infection recoveries in a day

Covid Cases India Live Updates: A total of 548 people recovered from COVID infection on Sunday, according to health ministry report. This took the total number of recoveries to 4.44 crore (4,44,76,150).

01 Jan 2024, 01:47:55 PM IST

India reports highest COVID cases in the past 227 days 

Covid Cases India Live Updates: The active caseload rose to 4,394 after 85 more cases were reported on Monday, according to Union Health Ministry report. On Sunday, India reported the highest COVID cases in a day in the past 227 days or over seven months. 

01 Jan 2024, 01:34:15 PM IST

India's recovery rate from COVID infection is 98.81 percent

Covid Cases India Live Updates: A total of 4,44,76,150 people have recovered from the COVID infection so far bringing the country's recovery rate is 98.81 percent. However, the current fatality rate is 1.18 percent.

01 Jan 2024, 01:30:16 PM IST

India reports 3 more COVID related deaths

Covid Cases India Live Updates: India reported 3 more COVID related deaths in a day that took the total death toll to 5,33,364, according to Union health ministry data released on Monday.

01 Jan 2024, 01:06:05 PM IST

Kerala's weekly COVID-19 cases drop by 24%

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Kerala reported 2,282 new COVID cases during last week, marking a 24% decrease from the week before when the tally of reported cases was 3,018. This suggests that the surge may have already peaked after lasting for around four weeks.

01 Jan 2024, 01:02:52 PM IST

India reports 636 fresh COVID cases in a day

Covid Cases India Live Updates: In a 24-hour period, India witnessed a surge of 636 new coronavirus infections, as per the data released by the Union health ministry on Monday. The active cases of Covid-19 in India reached 4,394.

01 Jan 2024, 12:32:12 PM IST

Karnataka reports 922 new COVID cases in a week

Covid Cases India Live Updates: In the span of a week, Karnataka recorded 922 new COVID cases, marking a three-fold increase from the 309 cases reported in the preceding seven days. 

01 Jan 2024, 11:36:22 AM IST

‘Self-replicating mRNA vaccine could help’ to deal with rising COVID cases, says scientist

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS-Bengaluru) director, Rakesh Mishra said that a heterologous booster dose including the indigenously made mRNA vaccine from Genova Biopharmaceuticals (Gemcovac-OM) could help senior citizens and those constantly exposed to coronavirus to deal with it.

He said, “It is an approved sophisticated, self-replicating mRNA vaccine and could help because the even the third dose after few months may not prevent infection as the antibody levels go down gradually. Cellular immunity though has long-lasting memory that kicks in when the virus enters the body, and prevent severe disease conditions," reported The Hindu .

01 Jan 2024, 10:52:21 AM IST

TIGS director and scientist outlines group most suspectable to COVID infection

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Tata Institute for Genetics and Society (TIGS-Bengaluru) director, Rakesh Mishra said, “The 65-plus age group and those with co-morbidities having chronic illnesses should exercise caution by using masks, avoiding crowded places and maintaining hand hygiene as even if largely mild or asymptomatic, it could harm them. Available diagnostic kits are able to detect the current variant so it is always better to get tested when symptoms surface, as it is similar to flu," reported The Hindu

01 Jan 2024, 10:27:47 AM IST

'Omicron variant is spreading silently as most cases are asymptomatic,' says Tata Institute for Genetics and Society director 

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Tata Institute for Genetics & Society (TIGS-Bengaluru) director, Rakesh Mishra, also former Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology (CCMB) director said, “This new strain, a close relative of Omicron variant, is an interesting and peculiar one evading the immunity obtained through previous infections or vaccines infecting people. It is spreading silently as most cases are asymptomatic or even mild where an infected person may not even know. But, it has not shown any major illness in clinical context," reported The Hindu

01 Jan 2024, 10:10:19 AM IST

Mysuru zoo takes precautions amid rising COVID cases

Covid Cases India Live Updates: In Mysuru zoo, precautions are being taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 as Omicron sub-variant JN.1 was detected in Mysore that led to the death of one person. As per a TOI report, before entering the animal enclosures zoo keepers are supposed to dip their feet in the chemical-mixed water. The vegetables and other food products that is served to animals is chemically cleaned.

The zoo director, D Mahesh Kumar said that the thermal scanning of the visitors was being done randomly by the health department staff, reported TOI. Thermal scanning of employees is being doe before allowing them to enter zoo premises.

01 Jan 2024, 09:24:17 AM IST

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shares vaccination update

Covid Cases India Live Updates: As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare figures until Sunday, 220,67,79,081 people have received COVID vaccine in India. 

01 Jan 2024, 09:01:34 AM IST

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reports 4309 active COVID-19 cases

As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare figures until Sunday, there are 4309 active COVID-19 cases across India while coronavirus related deaths have surged to 533361.

01 Jan 2024, 08:46:03 AM IST

Ministry of Health lists down symptoms of seasonal influenza

01 Jan 2024, 08:30:57 AM IST

Maharashtra reports 137 COVID-19 deaths in 2023

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Maharashtra reported 137 COVID-19 deaths in the year 2023. Around 70.80 per cent of these deaths have occurred in individuals above 60 years of age. As per report, 84 per cent of the deceased had comorbidities while 16 per cent did not suffer from any comorbidity.

01 Jan 2024, 08:20:02 AM IST

Maharashtra reports 29 cases of Omicron sub-variant JN.1 so far

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Maharashtra reported 29 cases of Omicron sub-variant JN.1 till Sunday. The distribution across districts is as follows: Pune 15, Thane 5, Beed 3, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar 2 and one case each in Kolhapur, Akola, Sindhudurg and Nashik.

01 Jan 2024, 08:06:45 AM IST

A day before New Year's Eve sees 7 COVID related deaths  

Covid Cases India Live Updates: India recorded 743 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths earlier on Saturday as per health department report. Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu reported one death in each state while Karnataka reported 2 in 24 hours. Kerala reported a maximum of 3 deaths.

01 Jan 2024, 07:54:52 AM IST

Tamil Nadu performs thermal testing at checkpoints to curb the spread of COVID

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Health department designated seven checkpoints in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border region and formed teams to monitor and stop the spread of the emergence of coronavirus and sub-variant JN.1. Passengers visiting Tamil Nadu from Kerala state were allowed to enter Nilgiris district only after undergoing thermal testing using thermal scan equipment at the checkpoints.

01 Jan 2024, 07:34:50 AM IST

‘After the increase in Corona cases in South India, the cases also increase in North India,’ says Health Minister

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Delhi Health Minister, Saurabh Bhardwaj said, “There is such a pattern that after the increase in Corona cases in South India, the cases also increase in North India."

Moreover, the Health Minister reassured the public by saying that only six COVID positive patients are admitted to hospitals in Delhi while the majority of cases are mild.

01 Jan 2024, 07:18:41 AM IST

Delhi Health Minister reports 10 fresh COVID cases in Delhi with no case of Omicron sub-variant JN.1

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Delhi Health Minister, Saurabh Bhardwaj informed that the capital recorded 10 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours but no instances of the new Omicron sub-variant JN.1 was detected so far.

01 Jan 2024, 07:01:34 AM IST

Maharashtra reports 131 fresh COVID cases on New Year's Eve

Covid Cases India Live Updates: According to health department data, Maharashtra reported 131 fresh COVID cases on Sunday.

31 Dec 2023, 08:06:32 PM IST

Not a single positive case of the new variant in Delhi, says Delhi Minister 

Delhi Minister Saurab Bhardwaj on Sunday said that all the positive cases that are detected through RTPCR testing have been sent for genome sequencing as well. He also said that only six COVID-19-positive patients are admitted to hospitals in Delhi, and the majority of cases are mild.

"All the positive cases coming in RTPCR test, we are sending those samples for genome sequencing. Currently, there is not a single positive case of the new variant in Delhi," said Minister Bhardwaj.

31 Dec 2023, 07:20:41 PM IST

Five new COVID cases detected in Odisha, total cases rose to 19

With the addition of five new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, Odisha reported a total of 19 new cases in December, reported PTI citing health officials on Sunday. 

The total active Covid-19 cases in the state now is 18 as one patient has recovered from the disease. Given the rising number of corona virus cases across the nation, Odisha government has directed all districts to increase surveillance on ILI (influenza-like illness), and SARI (severe acute respiratory infection) and ensure the availability of COVID-19 testing in every health institution.

31 Dec 2023, 06:19:17 PM IST

10 new COVID cases today, no instances of JN.1 Variant detected: Delhi Health Minister

Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bhardwaj said that the capital recorded 10 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours with no instances of the new variant detected so far.

Minister Bhardwaj stated, "There is such a pattern that after the increase in Corona cases in South India, the cases also increase in North India."

According to the latest health report, 599 tests were conducted in Delhi, with 10 samples testing positive, he said.

Minister Bhardwaj reassured the public by noting that currently, only six COVID-19-positive patients are admitted to hospitals in Delhi, and the majority of cases are mild.

31 Dec 2023, 03:00:09 PM IST

COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1: Focus shifts to healthcare delivery in 2023 as Covid stress eases

After three long years of Covid-induced turbulence, 2023 saw a semblance of normalcy in the health sector, allowing the government to turn its attention to other important commitments such as the elimination of sickle cell disease and the launch of Ayushman Bhav to ensure optimum delivery of health schemes.

However, by the end of the year, the Covid scare resurfaced as the number of daily cases began to rise due to the emergence of new sub-variant JN.1 and cold weather conditions, prompting the health ministry to step up surveillance.

The year began with concerns over the XBB.1.16 variant of the coronavirus leading to some rise in cases, but it eventually petered out, allowing the health ministry officials to focus on other priority areas.

31 Dec 2023, 02:37:36 PM IST

COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 marks its presence in National capital

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Delhi reported its first case of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 on December 27.

31 Dec 2023, 02:06:31 PM IST

COVID positivity rate at 2.84 percent in Karnataka

Covid Cases India Live Updates: In Karnataka, COVID positivity rate stands at 2.84 per cent while fatality rate stands at 0.49 per cent.

31 Dec 2023, 01:12:14 PM IST

Delhi hospitals prepared to deal with rising COVID cases ahead of New Year

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Safdarjung Hospital has reserved 50 beds for isolations and 9 ICU beds along with arrangements related to oxygen, PPE kits and Covid testing. In Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, separate help desks has been set up for Covid-19 patients. A designated testing centre will ensure deployment of immediate treatment upon confirmation of Covid.

31 Dec 2023, 12:43:29 PM IST

Omicron sub-variant JN.1 to affect patients with comorbidities or severe medical condition, says Safdarjung Hospital doctor

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Senior pulmonologist and former Safdarjung Hospital HOD, Dr Neeraj Gupta, said, "JN.1 is a variant of Omicron. It is a very mild virus. It crosses our immune barriers and is able to infect us with a normal infection. Like any viral infection, this is also mild; it is not of a very severe nature, and we are not expecting any admissions or higher admission rates."

He also mentioned that patients with comorbidities or any severe condition that decreases the immune system must be more cautious as morbidity rate is high among them, that may eventually lead to mortality.

31 Dec 2023, 12:28:38 PM IST

Here are 7 precautions to take while partying on New Year amid rising COVID cases

Covid Cases India Live Updates: WHO laid down a number of directives for the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus.

One must keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others, even if they don’t appear to be sick and avoid crowded gatherings.

One must wear a properly fitted mask when physical distancing is not possible, especially in poorly ventilated settings.

One should clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

One should cover mouth and nose with a bent elbow or tissue while coughing or sneezing.

One must dispose off used tissues immediately and clean hands regularly.

In case one tends to develop symptoms or tests positive for Covid-19, the person must self-isolate until recovery and take appropriate medicines and rest.

Get vaccinated.

31 Dec 2023, 11:51:49 AM IST

Hoteliers feel no impact of COVID resurgence as large number of tourists flock in 

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) president-elect, Pradeep Shetty, said, "The news of COVID resurgence has not dented the festive sentiment, and besides, hospitality establishments adhere to stringent safety protocols. Overall, there is positivity and merriness in the air,"  reported PTI.

31 Dec 2023, 11:32:46 AM IST

National Capital prepares hospitals to deal with rising COVID cases

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Delhi's Health Minister, Saurabh Bharadwaj during a press briefing on Thursday said that directives have been issued to all hospitals under the Delhi government to maintain all preparations for dealing with Covid-19. Ahead of New Year, Bharadwaj said, "Although there isn't any situation causing panic in Delhi presently, it doesn't mean that hospital administrations should be lax. All hospitals must remain prepared to deal with Covid," reported ANI.

Safdarjung Hospital has reserved 50 beds for isolations and 9 ICU beds along with arrangements related to oxygen, PPE kits and Covid testing. In Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, separate help desks has been set up for Covid-19 patients. A designated testing centre will ensure deployment of immediate treatment upon confirmation of Covid.

31 Dec 2023, 11:10:39 AM IST

Around 220.67 COVID vaccines doses administered so far

Covid Cases India Live Updates: Around 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have been administered in the country so far. The national recovery rate stands at 98.81 per cent, as per health department report. The number of people who have recuperated from coronavirus stood at over 4.4 crore.

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