COVID-19 sub-strain JN.1 detected in Kerala woman

Updated: Dec 16 2023 7:54PM

COVID-19 sub-strain JN.1 detected in Kerala woman

New Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) A case of COVID-19 sub-variant JN. 1 has been detected in Kerala as part of an ongoing routine surveillance activity of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), a senior official from the Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) said on Saturday.

The case was detected in an RT-PCR positive sample from Karakulam in Thiruvananthapuram district of the southern state on December 8, Dr Rajiv Bahl, Director General of the ICMR, said.

The sample had tested RT-PCR positive on November 18, he added.