21 New cases of latest Corona JN1 variant found in 3 states : Goa has the most cases

The three states where the cases of this new corona variant has been found include Goa, Kerala and Maharashtra.

covid JN1 variant

Till now, 21 new cases of new corona variant has been reported so far. Goa, Kerala, and Maharashtra include the states where these cases have been found.

Goa has reported 19 cases of covid-JN1 whereas Kerala and Maharashtra has reported one case each.

Corona JN1 is a descendant of Omicron variant that has become one of the fastest-spreading viruses in the last few weeks.

What WHO has commented on this

JN.1 has been classified as a separate “variant of interest” by WHO but said that it poses a “low” global public health risk.

NITI Aayog’s appeal to the people of India

Amid the news of new covid variant, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul on Wednesday said that there was no need to panic as it is called a low virus by WHO.

Paul told the media that the scientific community of India was keeping a close eye on the new variant. VK Paul, however, has asked everyone including the medical personnel to prepare for any kind of mishappening again and has also advised to ramp up testing and strengthen their surveillance systems.

The recommendation instructed the states to routinely track and report cases of severe acute respiratory illnesses and influenza-like illnesses in each district across all medical institutions.

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