Kohima, April 24: Nagaland on Sunday reported the biggest single day spike of the year with 180 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the State’s tally to 13,183, a health official said.
“180 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. 154 in Dimapur, 24 in Kohima and 2 in Mokokchung. And, 15 +ve patients have recovered. 8 in Kohima and 7 in Dimapur,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
Sunday’s spike is the biggest single day detection of COVID-19 cases in the State for the year.
The caseload includes 12,132 recovered persons while the active patients have shot up to 679, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 92.02% from Saturday’s 93.2% while it had gone up to 97.98% on March 19, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The death toll in the State is 98, including 10 with comorbidities, he said.
Among the active patients, 63 are with mild symptoms, 15 though moderate are on oxygen and four are severe on oxygen while 597 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Meanwhile, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,80,473 doses of covishield to 1,43,703 persons as on Sunday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 46,846 are frontline workers, 14,060 are healthcare professionals and 82,797 are people above 45 years and senior citizens, he said.
Among those inoculated 36,734 comprising 22,947 frontline workers, 9,427 healthcare workers and 4,360 persons above 45 years and senior citizens have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)