Covid update: India logs 187 new cases, active caseload down to 1,624 on 27 January

The daily caseload had dropped to double digits till 5 December 2023, but cases began to increase after the emergence of new subvariant JN.1.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jan 27, 2024 | 6:49 PMUpdatedJan 27, 2024 | 6:49 PM

Covid 19 cases

India has registered a single-day rise of 187 new Covid cases and the count of active cases stands at 1,624 in the country, as per data from the Union Health Ministry’s website on Saturday, 27 January.

Kerala reported one death in 24 hours, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am.

State Covid data

Of the 187 new cases, Karnataka reported the highest number of new cases, with 52 cases. This was followed by Maharashtra with 40 new cases.

The current number of active cases in these states stands at 341 (Karnataka) and 326 (Maharashtra). West Bengal has the highest number of active cases at 579.

Maharashtra also saw the most number of discharges, with 62 patients discharged from hospital. This was followed by Karnataka with 60 patients discharged.

Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana have reported 11, 5, 3, and 2 new cases on Saturday.

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Covid in India

The number of daily cases had dropped to double digits till 5 December 2023, but cases began to increase after the emergence of a new sub-variant — JN.1 — and cold weather conditions.

After 5 December, a maximum of a single-day rise of 841 new cases was reported on 31 December 2023, which is 0.2 percent of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said.

Of the total active cases, around 92 per cent are recovering under home isolation.

“The currently available data suggests that the JN.1 subvariant is neither leading to an exponential rise in the new cases nor a surge in the hospitalisation and mortality,” an official source stated.

India has witnessed three waves of Covid in the past with the peak incidence of daily new cases and deaths being reported during the delta wave during April-June 2021. At its peak, 414,188 new cases and 3915 deaths were reported on May 7, 2021.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 percent, according to the ministry’s data.

According to the data, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.

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(With PTI inputs)