Kohima, May 27: Even as the total lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nagaland entered the 13th day on Thursday, there was no respite from the pandemic as the confirmed cases in the State breached the 21000-mark.
Detection of 228 fresh COVID-19 infections has increased Nagaland’s tally to 21,023, said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
“228 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-98, Kohima-54, Mokokchung-25, Tuensang-20, Phek-15, Zunheboto-6, Wokha-4, Longleng-Mon-2 each, Kiphire-Peren-1 each. 195 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur-106, Kohima-47, Mokokchung-17, Zunheboto-9, Tuensang-5, Wokha-Peren-Kiphire-3 each, Longleng-2,” said Pangnyu.
With this, the caseload has increased to 21,023 including 15,124 recovered persons and 4,941 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State is 71.94 percent.
Of the active patients, 167 are with mild symptoms, 56 are moderate on oxygen, 68 severe on oxygen, 23 critical in ICU without ventilator and 14 are on ventilator, while 4,612 patients are asymptomatic, said state nodal office officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of 11 positive patients — six in Dimapur, two in Kohima and one each in Mon, Tuensang and Wokha district — has increased the death toll in the State to 338, of which 12 had co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 620 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 1,88,446 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 88,597 on RT-PCR, 54,628 on TrueNat and 45,221 on Rapid Antigen Test, he said.
Meanwhile, as on Thursday, a total of 2,67,638 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given to 2,13,537 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 57,894 are frontline workers, 15,450 are healthcare professionals, 1,21,596 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 18,597 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,101 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,951 frontline workers, 10,179 healthcare workers and 15,971 are 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)