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COVID-19 Nagaland: More recoveries than fresh infection

KOHIMA, MAY 31: Nagaland for the first time in last 47 days today reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh infection as 215 people were cured while 117 new infections pushed the tally to 21,680.
On April 14 last the State had reported 13 new cases and 102 recoveries.

“117 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Kohima-47, Dimapur-33, Mokokchung-9, Wokha-Zunheboto-7 each, Mon-6, Kiphire-5, Longleng-Phek-Tuensang-1 each. 215 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur- 128, Kohima- 36, Zunheboto- 12, Longleng-Phek- 11 each, Mon- 9, Kiphire-Mokokchung- 3 each, Peren- 2,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 15,738 recovered persons and 4,934 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has improved slightly from Sunday’s 71.98% to 72.59% while it had gone up to 97.98% on March 19.
Of the active patients, 235 are with mild symptoms, 88 are moderate on oxygen, 58 severe on oxygen, 29 critical in ICU without ventilator and 8 on ventilator, while 4,516 patients are asymptomatic, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of 13 positive patients – 9 in Dimapur, 3 in Kohima and 1 in Longleng district has increased the death toll in the State to 376, of which 13 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 632 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
A total of 1,92,253 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested so far in Nagaland. It includes 89,481 on RT-PCR, 55,541 on TrueNat and 47,231 on Rapid Antigen Test, he said.
Meanwhile, as of today, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,75,014 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,20,869 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 58,625 are frontline workers, 15,518 are healthcare professionals, 1,22,661 are people above 45 years and 24,065 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,145 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,980 frontline workers, 10,187 healthcare workers and 15,978 are people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)