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COVID-19 Nagaland: 108 recoveries, 72 new infections


KOHIMA, AUGUST 21: Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infection as 108 patients recuperated against 72 new cases increased the tally to 29,554 today.

“108 positive patients ~ Kohima: 36, Dimapur: 33, Mokokchung: 15, Tuensang: 9, Longleng: 7, Wokha: 5 and Peren: 3 ~ recovered during the last 24 hours said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The recovered persons tally has increased to 27,099. With this the recovery rate is at 91.69%, which is the highest during the second wave of the pandemic. The previous was .5% on July 13 and August 19.
“72 positive cases detected today are ~ Kohima: 34, Dimapur: 25, Mokokchung: 6, Phek: 3, Peren: 2, Tuensang & Wokha: 1 each”, he said.
There are 994 active patients, of which, 175 have mild symptoms, 23 are moderate on oxygen, 15 severe on oxygen, 5 critical in ICU without a ventilator, and 7 on ventilator, while 769 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
No fatality was reported during the day keeping the death toll at 609, of which 14 patients died due to co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 852 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 299,998 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 105,593 on RT-PCR, 72,800 on TrueNat, and 121,605 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
A total of 827,249 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 645,716 persons in Nagaland till Friday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,846 are frontline workers, 15,989 are healthcare professionals, 190,670 are people above 45 years and 378,211 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 179,872 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 42,857 frontline workers, 12,831 healthcare workers, 110,622 people above 45 years and 13,562 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)