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COVID-19 Nagaland: 158 new cases & 3 deaths reported


Kohima, May 1: Nagaland on Saturday reported 158 fresh cases of COVID-19 taking the State’s tally to 14,134, a health official said.

“158 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 110, Kohima- 39, Mokokchung- 6, Longleng, Mon and Wokha districts – one each. And, 44 +ve patients have recovered. 34 in Kohima, 9 in Dimapur and one in Mokokchung,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,268 recovered patients and 1,353 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 86.80% from Friday’s 87.45%, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Among the active patients, 113 are with mild symptoms, 24 though moderate are on oxygen, another 24 are severe on oxygen, one critical and two are on ventilator while 1,189 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Demise of 3 positive patients – 2 in Dimapur and 1 in Mon district has taken the death toll in the State to 107, including 10 with comorbidities, he said.
So far, a total of 1,47,577 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 79,090 on RT-PCR, 38,264 on TrueNat and 30,223 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as on Friday, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,06,014 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,64,129 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 40,284 are frontline workers, 14,755 are healthcare professionals and 99,090 are people above 45 years and senior citizens, he said.

A total of 41,885 have received the second dose of the vaccine. They comprise of 24,434 front-line workers, 9,721 healthcare workers and 7,730 persons above 45 years and senior citizens completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)