Kohima, November 18: Nagaland on Wednesday detected 178 fresh COVID-19 infections increasing the caseload to 10,366, said State Health officials.
“178 +ve cases of # COVID-19 detected today. Dimapur- 158, Tuensang- 13, Kohima- 5, Peren- 2,” said Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
“Also, 58 +ve patients have recovered. Kohima- 30, Dimapur- 28,” he said.
Of the confirmed cases 8,955 have recovered while 1,251 are active patients, said Director of Health Department, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The recovery rate in the State, which had gone up to 90.93 percent on November 13 has further fallen to 86.39 percent, he said.
The death of a COVID-19 infected patient in Kohima during the day has increased the death toll to 58, out of which 48 are due to contagion, 6 are not related to COVID-19 and 4 deaths are under investigation, he said.
A total of 102 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
The district wise distribution of confirmed cases are: Dimapur (5,710), Kohima (3,078), Mon (574), Peren (449), Tuensang (182), Zunheboto (139), Mokokchung (120), Phek (43), Wokha (29), Kiphire (24) and Longleng (18).
Out of the confirmed cases, the segregated data comprises 4,283 armed forces personnel, 3,859 Traced Contacts, 1,747 returnees from other States and 477 frontline workers, he said.
The district wise active cases are Dimapur (686), Kohima (349), Peren (143), Mon (33), Tuensang (26), Mokokchung (7), Phek (6) and Zunheboto (1).
Among the active, 35 are with mild and moderate symptoms, while 3 are severe on oxygen and 6 are critical in ICU, he said, adding that 1,207 persons are without any symptoms
The recovered persons are Dimapur (4,925), Kohima (2,698), Mon (530), Peren (306), Tuensang (155), Zunheboto (135), Mokokchung (109), Phek (37), Wokha (28), Kiphire (23) and Longleng (9).
A total of 1,06,738 suspected samples were tested so far in Nagaland, which includes 65,428 through RT-PCR, 35,232 on TruNat and 6,078 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Hangsing. (Page News Service)