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COVID-19 Nagaland: 24 fresh infections


Kohima, October 16: Nagaland’s COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to 31,571 with the detection of 24 positive cases, a health official said.

“24 positive cases detected today are – Dimapur: 11, Kohima: 9, Longleng & Mokokchung: 2,” said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 14 positive patients – Dimapur: 9 Mokokchung: 3 and Wokha: 2 recovered during the last 24 hours, taking the recovered persons tally to 29,639, with the recovery rate at 93.88%.
There are 236 active patients, out of which 57 have mild symptoms, 4 are moderate and 17 severe while 157 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
No fatality for the day has kept the death toll in the State at 674, of which 15 had co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 1,022 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
Thus far, a total of 385,867 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 110,353 on RT-PCR, 84,542 on TrueNat and 190,972 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
A total of 11,34,053 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 700,612 persons as on Friday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,945 are frontline workers, 15,998 are healthcare professionals, 200,503 are people above 45 years and 423,166 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 433,441 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 47,701 frontline workers, 13,327 healthcare workers, 150,099 people above 45 years and 222,314 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)