KOHIMA, MAY 25: Nagaland on Tuesday registered 18 COVID-19 deaths, taking the death toll in the State to 315 (12 with co-morbid conditions) so far.
Out of the 18 fatalities, 12 were at Dimapur District and 3 each at Kohima and Mokokchung Districts.
The State’s COVID tally also rose to 20,535 with the detection of 276 fresh infections on Tuesday
“276 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur – 119, Kohima – 87, Mokokchung -19, Phek – 17, Kiphire – 14, Tuensang – 9, Zunheboto – 7, Peren – 2, Mon-Wokha – 1 each. 161 positive patients have recovered. 116 (Dimapur), 2 (Kiphire), 23 (Kohima), 2 (Longleng), 9 (Mokokchung), 4 (Phek), 2 (Mon), 2 (Tuensang) and 1 (Zunheboto)”, said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
With this, the caseload in the State includes 14,798 recovered persons and 4,806 active patients, said State Nodal Office Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Exactly a year ago, on May 25, 2020, Nagaland detected the first 3 positive cases from amongst Chennai returnees in a special train arranged by the State Government.
The highest single-day spike so far has been 366 on May 13 this year.
Among the active patients, 172 are with mild symptoms, 71 are moderate on oxygen, 82 severe on oxygen, 25 critical in ICU without ventilator and 10 are on ventilator, while 4,446 patients are asymptomatic, he said
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 72.06% from Monday’s 72.25%.
A total of 616 patients have migrated to other States.
So far, a total of 1,85,746 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 87,608 on RT-PCR, 54,142 on TrueNat and 43,996 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of today, a total of 2,65,952 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 2,11,928 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 57,247 are frontline workers, 15,356 are healthcare professionals, 1,20,728 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 18,597 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,024 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They include 27,919 frontline workers, 10,175 healthcare workers and 15,930 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)