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COVID-19: January’s positivity rate second lowest in 8 months


DIMAPUR, JANUARY 30: In the week that ended on January 29, Nagaland recorded 16 COVID-19 cases out of 852 samples that were tested, projecting a positivity rate of 2%.

Nine out of the 16 cases were traced contacts/self-test, 3 armed forces/security personnel, 3 travellers and 1 frontline worker, according to the Health Department’s weekly COVID bulletin.
For the second week in a row, there were no COVID fatalities.
This month’s tally of positive cases, 161 (as of January 29), is also the lowest in the past eight months. While this could be attributed to the number of samples tested (also lowest in the same period), January’s positivity rate of 3.64% was the second lowest in the same period again.
Since August last year, the number of samples tested has been on a downward trend month by month: 22,970 in August, 18,847 in September, 18,559 in October, 14,775 in November, 7351 in December, and 4412 in January.
From January 2 to 15, there were 9 deaths.
The department added that 5,773 healthcare workers in the State, from both private and public hospitals have been vaccinated so far.
“No adverse events were reported which needed medical management,” it stated.
(Page News Service)