Thursday, April 18, 2024

Topic: Coronavirus

India records 797 new coronavirus cases, 5 deaths

India has logged 797 new cases of COVID-19, the highest in 225 days, while the number of active cases of the infection have been recorded at 4,091, the health ministry said on Friday.

COVID: Active cases surpass 4,100, 63 JN.1 cases in India so far

At least 63 cases of the new variant JN.1 have been detected in India, with the highest 34 in Goa, said Union government.

WHO labels JN.1 coronavirus strain as ‘variant of interest’

With the rise of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 in multiple countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified it as a "variant of interest" on Tuesday, distinguishing it from its ancestor BA.2.86, commonly known as Pirola.

Union govt asks states to report influenza-like illnesses amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The Union government on Monday asked state governments to monitor and report influenza-like illnesses and severe acute respiratory illnesses amid the surge in coronavirus cases in some states and Union Territories.

‘Long COVID’ may obstruct return to normal life for 36 million Europeans: WHO

While no longer a global emergency, COVID-19’s lasting effects alongside such other threats as mpox and seasonal heat waves may challenge Europe through the summer months, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office warned on Tuesday.

COVID is officially no longer a global health emergency – here’s what that means (and what we’ve learned along the way)

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have officially declared that COVID no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (Pheic). This coincides with the WHO’s new strategy to transition from an emergency response to longer-term sustained COVID disease management.