India logs 5 Covid deaths, 602 fresh cases | India News

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NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday logged 602 Covid-19 cases. Five deaths due to the disease were also registered.
The data released by the ministry of health and family welfare showed one death was reported each in Karnataka, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu, while two in Kerala.
The uptick in Covid-19 cases has been attributed to the emergence of the new ‘JN 1 variant’ and cold weather conditions.In view of the situation, the Centre has asked states and Union territories to maintain constant vigilance and decide in the event of adverse conditions.
Kerala and Karnataka remain the most affected states due to the JN.1 variant. Delhi had reported its first case of JN.1 last week, its total tally has reached 16, as per the latest available data.


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