India Records 743 Fresh COVID-19 Cases and 7 deaths in the Past 24 Hours


In the last 24 hours, India reported 743 fresh Covid-19 cases, bringing the total active caseload to 3,997, as per the Union Health Ministry. Seven deaths were recorded during this period – three in Kerala, two in Karnataka, and one each in Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu.

The cumulative count of Covid cases in India since January 2020 stands at 4,50,12,484, with an increase of 743 cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 5,33,358, reflecting seven new deaths in the past day.

On December 29, 2023, 41,797 tests were conducted, according to the official report from the Indian Council of Medical Research.

As of December 28, India has reported a total of 145 cases of the Covid subvariant JN.1. These samples were collected between November 21 and December 18, 2023. The JN.1 subvariant is a descendant of the Omicron subvariant known as BA.2.86 or Pirola. The first case of the JN.1 variant was reported in Kerala.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified JN.1 as a variant of interest, distinct from its parent lineage BA.2.86. Despite this classification, the WHO emphasizes that the overall risk posed by JN.1 remains low based on current evidence.

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Deepa Bapat
Deepa Bapat
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University, Australia; Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) -Macquarie University, Sydney; Cleared the NET exam for Psychology. Dr.Deepa Bapat has been attached to the Child Development Centre at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai and was the Clinical Neuropsychologist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai. She has also been involved in teaching psychology at tertiary education centers in Mumbai and Pune. Deepa’s research interests lie in the development of culturally appropriate neuropsychological tests. She is particularly interested in dealing with disorders of memory in the elderly, early detection of these conditions and appropriate rehabilitation of the same. Recently she has join Storify News as an health related article published. Here is her profile for your reference:

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