5 died in one day due to Corona in the country

-335 new cases; New JN.1 variant found in Kerala
-Health Minister said, there is nothing to worry about
New Delhi. Covid-19 cases have started increasing once again in India. A new sub-variant of Covid, JN.1, has been found in Kerala. Due to this, four people died on 17 December. In UP too, a Covid positive person lost his life. However, it is not known whether this patient was infected with the JN.1 variant.
India reported 335 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and the number of active cases increased to 1,701, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Karnataka government has issued an alert regarding sub variant JN.1. Whereas in Kerala, Health Minister Veena George said – there is no need to worry. We are continuously monitoring.
Where did the new variant come from in India?
According to ICMR Director General Dr. Rajeev Bahl, this case came to light in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on December 8. When the report of a 79 year old woman came positive. The woman had mild symptoms of influenza-like illness and however later recovered from Covid-19.
Five lakh deaths due to Corona in the country so far
The total number of corona cases in the country has crossed 4.50 crore. At the same time, the number of people recovering from the virus increased to 4.44 crore (4,44,69,799). According to the Health Ministry, the recovery rate in the country is 98.81 percent. So far, 5,33,316 people have died due to Covid-19 in India.