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Covid-19 caseload in Nagaland crosses 5000 mark


Dimapur, September 12: The number of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 5000-mark with 118 more people including 106 armed forces personnel testing positive for the virus on Saturday.
With the new cases, the total Covid-19 caseload has risen to 5064, out of which 1215 are active cases while 3822 people have recovered from the disease, 10 have died and 17 patients have migrated to other states.
In a tweet, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom said of the new cases, 113 were reported in Dimapur district, 2 each in Kohima and Peren districts and one in Mon.
Thirty-one people recovered from COVID-19 in the state, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 3,822, he said.
Nagaland’s COVID-19 recovery rate now is 75.47%. The testing rate per thousand is 34, which is below the national average of 41.
The first COVID-19 case was detected in Nagaland on May 25.
The district wise confirmed cases are Dimapur (2,591), Kohima has (1,605), Mon (300), Peren (271), Zunheboto (117), Tuensang (68), Mokokchung (37), Phek (33), Wokha (25), Kiphire (12) and Longleng (5).
The case segregation comprises 2,377 armed force personnel, 1,399 returnees from other States, 971 traced contacts and 317 frontline workers.
Meanwhile, according to a weekly bulletin issued by the Department, in Nagaland, the most affected
age group is 30-44 years (45%) and 15-29 years (37%) who could be major spreaders of the virus.
Till date, 164 students are from traced positive contacts.
Maximum positive contacts are government employees with infection from work places, while students make up 18 % of the positive traced contacts, the bulletin stated.
(Page News Service)