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3 Covid-19 cases detected in Jaipur

One patient hails from Bharatpur, another from Jhunjhunu, and the third is said to be from Dausa.

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December 29, 2023, 9:33 pm

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Covid-19 sample collection at a hospital in Jaipur. File Photo.

JAIPUR: Three new cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Jaipur. The patients are currently being treated at Sawai Mansingh Hospital, JK Lone Hospital, and TB Hospital respectively.

One patient hails from Bharatpur, another from Jhunjhunu, and the third is said to be from Dausa. This comes as Rajasthan records five new coronavirus cases within the past 24 hours.

Following the rise in infections, the government has gone into alert mode. RUHS Principal Ajit Singh stated that all necessary preparations have been made at RUHS to handle any emergency situations arising due to the surge in Covid-19 cases. From arranging beds to ensuring a steady supply of oxygen cylinders and medicines, everything has been taken care of.

Although this variant is not highly lethal even during its initial stage and can be managed through home isolation like other common winter illnesses such as coughs and colds; extra caution must be exercised since individuals with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable, a government official said.

A resident of Nangal Rajawatan area in Dausa district was found positive for corona at Jaipur’s TB hospital after he experienced breathing difficulties following his referral from Dausa District Hospital.

The patient is a 48-year-old former stone worker who had initially sought treatment on December 4 but was discharged on December 14 before experiencing breathing troubles again on December 18 when he was subsequently admitted to TB Hospital in Jaipur. It should be noted that despite receiving both doses of the Covid vaccine, he still contracted the virus.

ACS Shubhra Singh from Rajasthan Health Department assured that the new sub-variant of Covid known as Source Cov-2 JN-1 is not a severe threat. Around 90 percent of patients with this sub-variant do not require hospitalization and are recovering well at home through standard treatment while in isolation. There is no cause for panic or fear regarding this development.

First published: December 21, 2023