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COVID-19 Nagaland: 252 new cases & 13 deaths


Kohima, May 22: Nagaland reported 252 new COVID-19 infections and 214 recoveries on Saturday, keeping the caseload at 19,845, a Health Official said.

“252 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-137, Kohima-50, Mokokchung-17, Zunheboto-15, Phek-11, Tuensang-8, Wokha-6, Mon- Kiphire-3 each, and Peren- Longleng-1 each. 214 positive patients have recovered. Dimapur-135, Tuensang-27, Kohima-19, Mon-14, Phek-7, Wokha-5, Longleng-3, Zunheboto-2, Kiphire- Peren-1 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 14,363 recovered persons and 4,607 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate has slightly improved from Thursday’s 72.21% to 72.4%.
Of the active patients, 173 are with mild symptoms, 59 are moderate on oxygen, 83 severe on oxygen, 27 critical in ICU without ventilator and 16 are on ventilator, while 4,127 patients are asymptomatic, said state nodal office officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin
Demise of 13 positive patients,10 in Dimapur, 2 in Kohima and 1 in Zunheboto district, have increased the death toll in the State to 271, of which 11 had co-morbid conditions, he said
A total of 604 patients have migrated to other States, he informed.
So far, a total of 1,82,509 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 86,484 on RT-PCR, 53,429 on TrueNat and 42,596 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of today, a total of 2,53,255 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,99,315 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 56,834 are frontline workers, 15,319 are healthcare professionals, 1,19,864 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 7,298 in 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 53,940 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They include 27,872 frontline workers, 10,172 healthcare workers and 15,896 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)