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COVID-19 Nagaland: 216 fresh cases and 2 deaths


Kohima, May 2: Detection of 216 fresh COVID-19 infections has pushed the tally in Nagaland to 14,350.

“216 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-104, Kohima-95, Mon-11, Mokokchung-4, Longleng-2. And 27 positive patients have recovered. Dimapur-23, Kohima- Mokokchung-2 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,295 recovered patients and 1,529 active patients, he informed.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 85.67 percent from Saturday’s 86.80 percent, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Among the active patients, 141 are with mild symptoms, 21 though moderate are on oxygen, another 19 are severe on oxygen, one critical and three are on ventilator while 1,344 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Demise of two positive patients — one each in Dimapur and Mokokchung district — has taken the death toll in the State to 109, including 10 with co-morbidities, he said.
A total of 417 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 1,48,118 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 79,393 on RT-PCR, 38,326 on TrueNat and 30,399 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of May 2, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,07,027 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,65,007 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total persons vaccinated in the State, 50,320 are frontline workers, 14,777 are healthcare professionals and 99,910 are people above 45 years and senior citizens, he said.

A total of 42,020 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They include 24,492 frontline workers, 9,772 healthcare workers and 7,756 persons above 45 years and senior citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)