Kohima, April 10: Nagaland’s COVID-19 confirmed cases have surged to 12,400 with detection of 12 fresh cases on Saturday, a health official said.
“12 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur – 7, Kohima – 4, Mokokchung – 1. And, 2 +ve patients of COVID-19 have recovered at Kohima,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 11,990 recovered persons and 157 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate has come down to 96.67% from Friday’s 96.77%, said Director of Health Department, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin. The recovery rate had gone up to 97.98% on March 19.
So far 91 persons, including 10 with comorbidities have succumbed to the infection while a total of 162 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
Among the active patients, three are severe on oxygen while another four are with mild symptoms and 150 are asymptomatic, he said.
Vaccination: As on Saturday, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,09,286 doses of covishield to 80,942 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 38,940 are frontline workers, 12,535 are healthcare professionals, 17,334 senior citizens and 12,133 people above 45 years with specified comorbidities, he said.
Among those inoculated 18,437 frontline workers, 8,728 healthcare workers 755 senior citizens and 406 persons above 45 years with comorbidities have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, he said.
Among those inoculated, no one has had any adverse effect needing medical interventions in the state till date, Dr Thurr said.
(Page News Service)