Kohima, April 21: Nagaland on Wednesday reported the second biggest single day spike of 97 new COVID-19 cases for the year increasing the tally to 12,747.
The highest number of cases reported this year was 107 on March 31.
“97 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. 49 in Dimapur, 46 in Kohima, 1 each in Mokokchung & Tuensang. And, 4 +ve patients have recovered in Phek,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,114 recovered persons while the active patients have shot up to 347, he said.
The recovery rate has come down further to 95.03% from Tuesday’s 95.73% while it was 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 94, including 10 with comorbidities, he said.
Among the active patients, 29 are with mild and moderate symptoms, 2 are severe on oxygen while 314 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Meanwhile, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,63,890 doses of covishield to 1,29,319 persons as on Tuesday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 45,277 are frontline workers, 13,659 are healthcare professionals, 35,390 senior citizens and 34,993 people above 45 years with specified comorbidities, he said.
Among those inoculated 21,947 frontline workers, 9,233 healthcare workers, 2,324 senior citizens and 1,067 persons above 45 years with comorbidities have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)