Three people died after 34 cases of the JN.1 variant of Covid-19 were detected in Karnataka, as per the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.
Of the 34 cases in the state, 20 cases have been reported in Bengaluru, four cases in Mysuru, three in Mandya and one case each from Ramanagara, Bengaluru Rural, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar. Three cases of death have been reported from Bengaluru South, West, and the Ramanagara district.
Out of 192 samples submitted, results of 60 samples of genome sequencing are available till date. The results of the remaining positive cases will be available by Wednesday, as per the Health Department.
In view of the increased incidence of the Covid-19 cases in neighbouring Kerala and Tamil Nadu, necessary precautionary measures are being taken up in Karnataka.
The elderly (60 years of age and over), those with comorbidities (especially those with kidney, heart, or liver diseases), pregnant women, and nursing mothers are urged to stay away from closed, poorly ventilated places and crowded settings in light of the recent increase in Covid-19 cases throughout the state.
Everyone is advised to use face masks outside.
It is recommended that anyone experiencing respiratory problems stay away from celebration areas and recreation centers (which include swimming pools) and see a doctor.