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Updated December 25th, 2023 at 11:55 IST

Kerala records 128 more COVID-19 cases on Christmas, 2 deaths reported in 48 hours

Kerala witnessed a surge in COVID cases due to the JN.1 subvariant, reporting 128 new cases & 2 deaths, contributing to India's total active cases, now at 4054.

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Kerala's JN.1 subvariant surge, 128 new cases, 2 deaths
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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has witnessed an increase in COVID-19 cases since the emergence of the new subvariant designated as the 'variant of interest' by WHO, known as JN.1. In the last 24 hours, there have been 128 new cases. Additionally, according to the Health Ministry's data, two have died within the past 48 hours. However, the specific cause of their deaths linked to the subvariant has not been confirmed yet. 

This brings the total number of cases in the country to 4,054, with Kerala alone accounting for 3,128 cases as of Monday, December 25, at 8:00 am. Currently, there are 312 active coronavirus cases nationwide, with 128 of these registered in Kerala in the past 24 hours according to the Ministry's website.

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With the two recent deaths, the total number of deaths in Kerala due to COVID-19 has now reached 72,064 since the start of the pandemic three years ago.  However, there is some good news. In the past 24 hours, 296 people have been successfully treated, discharged, or relocated after contracting the infection. This brings the total number of recoveries to 6,838,282.

Health Minister Veena George has assured everyone that despite the rise in cases, the state's hospitals are prepared and equipped to handle virus-related infections. She has also stated that there's no need to panic.

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It remains essential for everyone to continue adhering to safety protocols and remain vigilant as the situation with COVID-19 remains challenging in Kerala.

 

 

 

 

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Published December 25th, 2023 at 10:31 IST

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