Karnataka’s Health Minister reports that the state has 35 cases of the Covid JN.1 variant.

About 35 cases of the Covid-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been found in the state thus far, according to Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao.

According to Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, the state has so far identified roughly 35 cases of the Covid-19 sub-variant JN.1. He noted that the new sub-variant’s infection spread is neither surprising nor a sudden development, and he advised people not to worry but to be cautious and take precautions. He cited a few recent fatalities due to comorbidities along with Covid infection, too, where it was discovered that the patient was infected with JN.1.

We have a cabinet subcommittee meeting tomorrow, so we will discuss the specific numbers and the breakdown along with the full information. There are about 35 JN.1 positive cases in the state, based on the report we have,” Rao stated.  In an interview with reporters here, he stated that Bengaluru and other locations, including Mysuru, account for the majority of cases.

“JN.1 is the most common and is currently spreading over the world, thus this was predicted. We had information about JN.1 infections, but for confirmation genome sequencing was done and through that we have come to know about 35 cases,” he said, adding that the precise ratio and details will be shared later. The WHO, the federal government, and the state government have been speaking about JN.1 infections.

Tomorrow, the Cabinet subcommittee of the state government will convene to deliberate on the suggestions put out by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) regarding additional actions to be implemented in order to handle the Covid-19 crisis in the state. The Minister restated that there are no rules or limitations pertaining to any events or festivities like New Year’s or get-togethers of individuals, anyplace, implying that there is no reason to be concerned about JN.1 incidents.

“Anyway, the cabinet subcommittee will talk about the TAC’s recommendations tomorrow, determine what more needs to be done, and let you know.” There are currently no rules prohibiting any events, gatherings, or celebrations,” he continued.

Rao stated that information such as age, travel history, and place of residence will be disclosed tomorrow, pointing out that the majority of patients, based on his research, were under home isolation and very few were in hospitals. The individual withheld additional information, stating that “a few recent deaths because of comorbidities along with Covid infection — they too were found to be infected by JN.1.” Rao reiterated that JN.1 infections were anticipated, saying that “current guidelines to control its spread are continuing as of now; in case any changes are made, they will be made known. No one should feel that it is a surprise or a sudden development.” You shouldn’t be concerned, but exercise caution and use safety measures.”



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