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COVID-19 Nagaland: 159 new infections

KOHIMA, JANUARY 14: Nagaland on Friday reported 159 fresh infections of COVID-19, second highest this year, and recovery of 24 patients’ with the tally of confirmed cases standing at 32,775.
The fresh infections include Dimapur: 145, Kohima: 11, Tuensang: 2 and Phek: 1.
Among the recovered patients 23 were in Dimapur and 1 in Kohima.
The recovered persons tally is 30,480 with recovery rate at 92.99%.
The number of active patients has increased to 371 in the State, of who 23 have mild symptoms and 1 is severe while 339 patients are asymptomatic.
The death toll in the State is 703, of who 16 had co-morbid conditions.
Altogether 1,221 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States.
Thus far, a total of 4,31,458 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 1,13,373 on RT-PCR, 91,945 on TrueNat and 2,26,140 on Rapid Antigen Test.
Meanwhile, the Health Department official informed that 11,696 teenagers in the 15 to 18 age bracket were administered with COVID-19 vaccine till Thursday.
Further, a total of 13,60,399 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 770,824 persons during the same period, said State Immunization Officer Dr RituThurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,995 are frontline workers, 16,005 are healthcare workers, 215,223 are people above 45 years and 478,601 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 589,575 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 48,668 frontline workers, 13,554 healthcare workers, 181,003 people above 45 years and 346,350 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
Further, 2,529 people, including 634 health care workers, 1,773 frontline workers and 122 above 60 years of age, have also been administered with the precautionary dose, he said.
(Page News Service)