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COVID-19 Nagaland: 13 new cases take tally to 12,568


Kohima, April 19: Continuing the surge in COVID-19 cases, the tally in Nagaland reached 12,568 with detection of 13 new cases on Monday, a health official said.
“13 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. 12 in Dimapur, 1 in Kohima,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.

The caseload includes 12,110 recovered persons and 189 active patients, he said.
For the third consecutive day the State did not have any recovery bringing down the recovery rate to 96.35% from Sunday’s 96.54%. It had gone up to 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, 19 are with mild and moderate symptoms while 170 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Nagaland has so far tested a total of 1,40,601 suspected COVID-19 samples, including 76,329 on RT-PCR, 37,753 on TrueNat and 26,519 on Rapid Antigen Test, he said.
Meanwhile, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,47,862 doses of covishield to 1,15,392 persons as on Sunday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 42,634 are frontline workers, 13,353 are healthcare professionals, 310,36 senior citizens and 28,369 people above 45 years with specified comorbidities, he said.

Among those inoculated 20,893 frontline workers, 9,094 healthcare workers, 1,689 senior citizens and 794 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)