Kohima, April 18: Nineteen fresh COVID-19 infections on Sunday took the caseload in Nagaland to 12,555, said a Health official.
“19 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-14, Kohima-4, Longleng-1. And 8 positive patients have recovered in Kohima,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,110 recovered persons and 176 active patients, he informed.
“The present surge in positive cases is a warning to all of us,” he said, adding that the government is doing all it can to tackle the pandemic effectively “like we did it last year”.
Phom also stated that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet “and all support and cooperation from our citizens to defeat it is required because the government alone can’t win the battle”.
He appealed to all eligible persons to get vaccinated and follow COVID-19 SOPs strictly.
The recovery rate has come down to 96.45 percent from Saturday’s 96.54 percent, 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 co-morbidities, he said.
Among the active patients, 21 are with mild and moderate symptoms while 155 are asymptomatic patients, he informed.
Vaccination: Nagaland had administered a total of 1,47,254 doses of Covishield to 1,14,786 persons as of April 17, said State Immunization Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total persons vaccinated in the State 42,618 are frontline workers, 13,351 healthcare professionals, 30,860 senior citizens and 27,957 people above 45 years with specified co-morbidities, he said.
Among those inoculated, 20,891 frontline workers, 9,094 healthcare workers, 1,689 senior citizens and 794 persons above 45 years with co-morbidities have received the second shot of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)