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COVID-19 cases from random test rises in State

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 9: While the weekly COVID-19 sample positivity rate in Nagaland remains below 5% for the 8th consecutive week in Nagaland, the number of COVID-19 cases detected from self test/random test continue to remain high at 57%.

According to the weekly COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health Department, Nagaland this week (Oct. 2-8) reported 145 COVID-19 cases and a weekly sample positivity rate of 2.1%. But out of the 145 cases detected, 82 (57%) were detected from self test/random test.
Health Department had earlier expressed fear of community transmission in the State without a known source of infection, as numbers of positive cases from self test/random test continue to rise each week.
The number of sample tested in the State is also seeing a gradual decline with only 6,826 samples tested this week. Last week the total sample tested was 8627 and the previous week it was 10209.
Three COVID-19 deaths were also reported this week.
Health Department said COVID-19 deaths are observed overwhelmingly among the unvaccinated as 98% of deaths are not fully vaccinated and 89% have not received a single dose since the second wave. It also revealed that mortality rate among pregnant women remains very high at 11%. None of the COVID-19 deaths among pregnant women have been found to be vaccinated, it said.
The bulletin informed that there has been a slight increase in the weekly new admissions at COVID-19 hospitals. 38 new admissions were reported (Dimapur-15, Kohima, and Phek-8 each, Rest-7). However, there also unconfirmed reports many people with flu and other COVID-19 like symptoms are not getting admitted to hospitals but are being treated at home.

Meanwhile Nagaland has administered 11.02 lakhs of COVID-19 vaccines till date.
(Page News Service)