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COVID-19 Nagaland: 18 days with more recoveries than fresh infection


KOHIMA, JUNE 23: Nagaland today reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infections for the 18th consecutive day as 277 persons got cured while 103 new cases increased the tally to 24,541.

“103 positive cases detected today are Dimapur (24), Kohima (20), Tuensang (16), Mokokchung (11), Peren (9), Zunheboto (8), Phek (7), Wokha (6) and Kiphire & Mon (1 each)”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 277 positive patients: Kohima – 105, Tuensang – 69, Dimapur – 48, Mokokchung – 37, Zunheboto – 8, Kiphire – 5, Longleng – 2 and Mon, Peren & Phek (1 each), recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 21,790.
This has improved the recovery rate to 88.79% from Tuesday’s 88.03%.
Active patients in the State now stand at 1,578, he said.
Of the active patients, 187 are with mild symptoms, 35 are moderate on oxygen, 15 severe on oxygen, 11 critical in ICU without ventilator and 3 on ventilator, while 1,327 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
This is the first day in the second wave of COVID-19 that the State does not have any deaths while the death toll remained at 477, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 696 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,17,856 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 96,001 on RT-PCR, 60,460 on TrueNat and 61,395 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
As on Tuesday, Nagaland administered a total of 4,27,767 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,71,978 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,984 are frontline workers, 15,772 are healthcare professionals, 1,41,377 are people above 45 years and 1,54,846 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 55,789 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,438 – frontline workers, 10,385 – healthcare workers, 16,691 – people above 45 years, and 5 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)