Covid Cases in India Live Updates: Health experts advise patients with comorbidities to remain isolated

India on Thursday recorded 594 fresh Covid-19 infections while the number of active cases increased to 2,669 from 2,311 the previous day, according to Union health ministry data. The country’s Covid-19 tally stands at 4.50 crore (4,50,06,572). The death toll climbed to 5,33,327 with six more people — three from Kerala, two from Karnataka and one from Punjab — succumbing to the viral disease, the data updated at 8 am stated.

There is no plan so far to make RT-PCR testing for Covid-19 mandatory at airports for travellers, Union health ministry sources said on Thursday, amid an uptick in coronavirus infections in India. 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 per cent of those infected are opting for home-based treatment, indicating mild illness, they said.

Amid the emergence of a fresh coronavirus subvariant JN.1, Co-Chair, IMA Covid Task Force Dr Rajeev Jayadevan on Thursday said that the new strain can be problematic for people of old age and those with multiple comorbidities. “JN.1 is a fast-spreading variant, it could go into the next tier of the population, which is the vulnerable age group, older people and also people with multiple comorbidities. In such individuals, their underlying conditions can destabilise and could result in their hospitalisation and complications after that,” the health expert said

Health experts advise patients with comorbidities to remain isolated as Covid-19 JN.1 variant sees spike. Rajasthan University of Health Science’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Sudhir Bhandari asked fellow citizens not to panic about the new variant JN.1 due to the strong vaccination programme in the country. Dr. Sudhir Bhandari said “Once the genome sequencing result is not, then we can make out that this variant belongs to which lineage of the omicron.” He however, advised senior citizens and patients with comorbidities to be a little extra cautious.

Amid spurt in new Covid cases due to the latest JN.1 variant and a subsequent alert issued by the state, government hospitals in the district have started gearing up with separate beds and necessary medicines to be pandemic-ready once again.Patna civil surgeon (CS) Dr Shrawan Kumar on Wednesday ordered all six sub-divisional hospitals, four community health centres and 23 primary health centres to increase testing of all symptomatic patients using the rapid antigen test (RAT) method.

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