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Nagaland sees 862% rise in weekly COVID-19 cases

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 15: Nagaland saw a huge 862% increase in weekly new COVID-19 cases in the past week (January 8-14), with the State recording 520 new cases as compared to 54 cases in the previous week (January 1-7). Dimapur reported 88% of all the new cases.
Out of the 520 cases, 60% (314 cases) were detected from self-test/random test, 32% (165 cases) from travelers, 5% (28 cases) detected from frontline workers, 2% (10 cases) were from traced contacts and 1% (3 cases) was detected from security personnel.
With the spike in cases, the weekly sample positivity rate also jumped from 2% to 10% in the past week.
According to the weekly COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health Department, 5,247 samples were tested the past week with a weekly positivity rate of 10%. The weekly sample positivity rate crossed 10% for the first time in the last 7 months.
Dimapur (13.9%) and Tuensang (11.8%) recorded weekly sample positivity rate of more than 10%.
Seven new hospital admissions were recorded in COVID-19 hospitals with no deaths in the past week. However, Health Department cautioned that hospitalizations and deaths follow only 2-3 weeks after increase in cases.
The bulletin also informed that 16,014 teenagers between 15-18 years have been vaccinated. The total doses administered are 13.83 lakhs in the State.
Health Department further informed that vaccines are working very well against hospitalizations and deaths but effectiveness decreases over time. Hence, it recommended 3rd dose for those at high risk- 60 plus elderly with co-morbidities and healthcare/frontline workers after 9 months of 2nd dose.
(Page News Service)