Kohima, May 19: Nagaland today reported 244 fresh infections and the year’s highest single day recovery of 215 patients amidst confirmed COVID-19 cases surging to 18,958.
“244 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-115,Kohima-88, Mokokchung-Zunheboto- 12 each,Longleng-Wokha-5 each,Mon-3,Peren-2, Kiphire-Phek-1 each. 215 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur-152,Kohima-47, Mokokchung-6, Phek-4, Zunheboto-3, Kiphire-Peren-Tuensang-1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The highest single day recovery is 223 on September 21, 2020.
The caseload includes 13,706 recovered patients and 4,426 active patients, he said.
However, the recovery rate in the State is 72.29 percent while it had gone up to 97.98 percent on March 19.
Of the active patients, 176 are with mild symptoms, 71 are moderate on oxygen, 75 severe on oxygen, 40 critical in ICU without ventilator and 16 are on ventilator, while 4,048 patients are asymptomatic, said State Nodal Officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of six positive patients – 5 in Dimapur and one in Wokha has increased the death toll in the State to 234, of which 11 had comorbid conditions, he said.
A total of 592 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
As of Wednesday, a total of 1,77,472 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 85,054 on RT-PCR, 52,400 on TrueNat and 40,018 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Kikon.
Meanwhile, as on May 19, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,51,592 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,97,679 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 56,292 are frontline workers, 15,306 are healthcare professionals, 1,18,783 are people above 45 years and senior citizens and 7,298 between 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 53,913 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,865 frontline workers, 10,159 healthcare workers and 15,899 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)