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Unprecedented Spike: 1-Day Surge Sees Over 400 Coronavirus Cases in India – Stay Vigilant

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The recent emergence of the JN.1 variant in Himachal Pradesh has prompted a nationwide alert. While some cases have surfaced in Uttar Pradesh, states like Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh have not reported any instances of the new variant. This article delves into the current situation, precautions taken, and the impact on different regions.

Health Preparations in Himachal Pradesh

  1. Increased Vigilance: The health department in Himachal Pradesh is on high alert.
  2. Preparedness at IJMC Hospital: The largest hospital and medical college in the state, IJMC, has made preparations.
  3. Testing in Shimla: Testing for COVID-19 is underway at IJMC Hospital in Shimla.

Nationwide COVID-19 Cases Surge

  1. Daily Cases Exceed 400: India records over 400 new COVID-19 cases in a day.
  2. Regional Breakdown: Kerala reports 266 cases, Karnataka records 70, and Delhi sees 5 new cases.
  3. Active Cases: The total number of active cases rises to 3425, with 4 deaths in the last 24 hours.

JN.1 Subvariant Cases in India

  1. Official Figures: As of December 21, there have been 22 reported cases of the JN.1 subvariant.
  2. Symptoms: Cases reported so far exhibit mild symptoms.

Kerala’s Situation

  1. Kerala Leads in JN.1 Cases: Kerala, with nearly 300 reported cases, is the first state to confirm the JN.1 variant.
  2. Active Cases Surge: The state records over 3000 active cases in the last 24 hours.

Alert in Uttar Pradesh

  1. Alert in UP: Uttar Pradesh issues an alert for the new variant JN.1.
  2. Testing Directives: Medical institutions and colleges receive directives for increased testing.
  3. Sequencing Orders: Instructions are given for genome sequencing to understand the new strain better.

Rajasthan’s Preparedness

  1. Review by CM Bhajan Lal Sharma: The Chief Minister of Rajasthan emphasizes vigilance and adequate provision of oxygen beds and medications.
  2. Additional Arrangements: Instructions are given to ensure extra facilities for doctors and medical staff in hospitals.

Update from Telangana

  1. New Cases: Nine new COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana, with Hyderabad and one case in Rangareddy.
  2. Child Cases Confirmed: A 14-month-old and a two-month-old baby test positive in Nilofer Hospital.

Bihar’s COVID Alert

  1. High-Level Meeting: CM Nitish Kumar holds a high-level meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation.
  2. Testing Emphasis: Increased testing, especially RT-PCR testing, is emphasized.
  3. Public Awareness: Officials instructed to raise awareness in crowded places and encourage mask-wearing.

As the nation faces a surge in COVID-19 cases, the emergence of the JN.1 variant adds a new layer of concern. States are taking proactive measures to curb the spread, with a focus on testing, sequencing, and public awareness