COVID-19 2023 Cases in India Creep UP: Covid-19 Update

The new variant of Corona is wreaking havoc all over the world. Corona sub-variants are spreading rapidly in India too. India recorded 702 fresh Covid-19 2023 infections on Friday, Union Health Ministry data showed. 

The active caseload in Kerala has approached the 4097 mark with one death. The sudden surge in COVID-19 2023 cases comes after the first case of sub-variant JN.1 was detected.

According to the Union Health Ministry, active cases increased to 2,997 from 2,669 the previous day. The virus is spreading fast in South India, especially in Kerala, where the death toll now stands at 5,33,328.

This development has become a topic of discussion across the country and people are worried about its impact. The case fatality rate of COVID-19 2023 Sub-variant Gen.1 was recorded at 1.18 percent.

Active cases have been seen in 10 states and one Union Territory, including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Bihar and Puducherry, health ministry data shows.

The Health Ministry has said in its press release that the lifetime number of people who have recovered from COVID-19 is 4,44,70,887 while the national recovery rate is estimated at 98.81 percent. Talking about the COVID-19 vaccine, 220.67 crore Covid vaccine doses have been given so far.

Kerala, where the JN.1 case was first reported, has reported 265 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the number of active cases to 2,606. According to the press release of the Health Ministry, till Wednesday, 21 serious cases of the JN.1 variant had been reported across the country.

594 fresh COVID-19 infections were recorded on Friday, taking the number of active cases to 2,669 from 2,311 the previous day. Six people have also died due to the virus, of which three are from Kerala, two from Karnataka and one from Punjab.

COVID-19 2023 News Center’s Advisory to States

Understanding the seriousness of the matter, the Central Government and the Health Ministry have acted. 

The government has appealed to the people not to panic due to the current increase in Covid-19 cases.

The system is taking all the necessary steps. However, as a precautionary measure, the Center has advised people suffering from other diseases, especially old people, to wear face masks.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya reviewed the preparedness of health facilities across the country on Thursday and stressed being alert to emerging variants of COVID-19. Also appealed to the common people to remain aware.

Union Health Secretary Sudhansh Pant said that even though the cases are increasing rapidly, about 93 percent are in home isolation, which is a sign of mild disease, and the recovery rate is also quite good.

According to the Health Ministry, all cases of the JN.1 variant in India were found to be mild and the patients recovered soon without any complications.

Apart from all this, the Government of India is also in constant touch with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is keeping an eye on every development.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified JN.1 as a separate “Variant of Interest” given its rapidly increasing spread, but it is said to pose a low health risk.

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