A total of 63 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been reported in India till Sunday, December 24
India recorded a single-day rise of 628 new COVID-19 cases while the active caseload jumped to 4,054, according to Union Health Ministry data. The total fatalities were recorded at 5,33,334 (5.33 lakh) with one new death reported from Kerala in the previous 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.
A total of 63 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been reported in India till Sunday, December 24, official sources said.
This includes 34 cases from Goa, nine cases from Maharashtra, eight cases from Karnataka and six from Kerala, four from Tamil Nadu and two from Telangana.
Even though the number of cases is rising and the JN.1 sub-variant has been detected in the country, there is no cause of immediate concern as 92% of those infected are opting for home-based treatment, indicating a mild illness, officials said.
There is also no increase in hospitalisation rates and COVID-19 is an incidental finding in those hospitalised due to other medical conditions, the officials said.
The country’s Covid case tally is currently at 4,50,09,248 (4.50 crore).
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has risen to 4,44,71,860 (4.44 crore) while the national recovery rate stands at 98.81%, according to the health ministry website.
The case fatality rate stands at 1.19%.
According to the ministry website, 220.67 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered.