India Reports 761 New Covid Cases and 12 Fatalities
The count of active COVID-19 cases witnessed a slight decline, dropping to 4,334 from 4,423 reported on Thursday, as indicated by the data updated at 8 am.
India Records 743 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours, Active Cases Stand at 3,997
The cumulative tally of COVID-19 cases in India since the outbreak in January 2020 has now reached 4,50,12,484.
No real need for booster vaccination, say experts as JN.1 spreads in India
First detected in Luxembourg in August, JN.1 is currently present in about 41 countries, including India.
India Records 646 New Covid Cases and One Fatality
Among the states, Kerala recorded the highest number of new cases with 128, followed by Karnataka with 96 infections. The country has witnessed a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, prompting concerns from both the central and state governments.
Kerala Holds 88.78% of Active Covid Cases in India
Emphasizing control without drastic measures, George assured the situation remains manageable, despite reports of various fevers across the state.
As Covid Cases Surge, Health Ministry Urges States to Maintain 'Constant Vigilance'
The advisory urged adequate testing, district-wise monitoring of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) & Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) cases, and increased RT-PCR tests for timely detection of new variants, including JN.1, a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant with immune-evasion properties. The World Health Organisation has called for robust surveillance and sequence sharing as global cases rise.
Masks, limited lockdowns to return if Covid cases shoot up this winter
The rising Covid cases have already prompted some schools, hospitals and businesses in the US to encourage, or even require, people to start masking up again. CDC Director Mandy Cohen has cautioned that Covid remains risky for people who are unvaccinated.
Nipah can spread by droplets, has a fatality rate of 40 to 70%: ICMR
"Nipah is a zoonotic virus (transmission of virus from animal to humans)," said Bahl noting that "fruit bats are the reservoirs" of the virus.