Three new fatalities due to Covid– one each from Kerala, Karnataka and Bihar — have been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am
India has logged 841 new cases of Covid-19, the highest in 227 days, while the number of active cases of the infection have been recorded at 4,309, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Three new fatalities due to Covid– one each from Kerala, Karnataka and Bihar — have been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.
India had recorded 865 new days on May 19.
Meanwhile health departments two states have formed teams and are actively monitoring the seven checkpoints situated in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border region to stop the spread of the emergence of coronavirus and sub-variant JN.1.
Under the directions of District Collector M Aruna and the leadership of Nilgiris District Health Department Sub-Director Baluswamy, the medical and health departments have been divided into teams and are engaged in intensive surveillance work at seven checkpoints located in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border region to prevent the spread of disease in the regions.
Passengers arriving from Kerala state are being allowed to enter the Nilgiris district after undergoing thermal testing using thermal scan equipment at seven checkpoints located on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala state border in the Nilgiris district.
As per reports, the JN.1 variant and coronavirus cases are being treated in hospitals in the state of Kerala.
Meanwhile, in the national capital, 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.”
The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, but cases have again gone up after emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions.
The daily numbers were in lakhs at the peak of the pandemic, which began in early 2020 and has seen more than 45 million people getting infected and over 530,000 deaths in about four years since then across the country.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 44 million with a national recovery rate of 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry’s website.
According to the website, 2.2 billion doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.