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Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 14:03 IST

Karnataka govt calls meeting as state logs 245 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

The Karnataka government on Tuesday called for a review meeting to discuss precautionary measures in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Tuesday called for a review meeting to discuss precautionary measures in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the state. The meeting, to be held at 11 am, will be chaired by State Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash. 

With an addition of 245 cases on Monday, the active COVID-19 cases in Karnataka mounted to 1245, according to the bulletin shared by the Department of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

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State Medical Education Minister Dr Sharan Prakash stated that precautionary measures will also be discussed in the review meeting called in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the state is also reeling under the rise of sub-variant JN.1 cases.  After reporting 34 cases of JN.1 on December 25, an additional 165 cases from Karnataka are found to be infected with the highly transmissible new sub-variant.

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The total number of JN.1 cases in the State has now touched 199. Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) issued advisory for citizens in the wake of surge in coronavirus cases.  

“All elderly (60 years and above) comorbid, particularly with kidney, heart, liver ailments etc, pregnant women, and lactating mothers when outdoors shall wear face masks and strictly avoid visiting closed, poorly ventilated and crowded areas,” the advisory issued by the office of D Randeep, Health Commissioner, said.

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Published January 2nd, 2024 at 11:24 IST

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