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COVID-19 Nagaland: 260 fresh infection & 12 deaths


KOHIMA, MAY 26: Detection of 260 fresh COVID-19 infections has surged Nagaland’s tally of confirmed cases to 20,795 on Wednesday.

“260 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-117, Kohima-98, Mokokchung-15, Phek-12, Zunheboto- , Wokha-5, Kiphire-4, Peren-1. 131 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur- 46, Kohima-29, Zunheboto-Kiphire – 14 each, Mokokchung-11, Phek-7, Wokha-5, Mon-Peren-2 each, Longleng-1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 14,929 recovered persons and 4,923 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 71.79% from Tuesday’s 72.06% while it has gone up to 97.98% on March 19.
Of the active patients, 157 are with mild symptoms, 51 are moderate on oxygen, 68 severe on oxygen, 24 critical in ICU without ventilator and 12 are on ventilator, while 4,621 patients are asymptomatic, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of 12 positive patients – 8 (Dimapur) and 2 each (Kohima and Phek) has increased the death toll in the State to 327, of which 12 had co-morbid conditions, he said.
The migration of positive patients to other States remained unchanged at 616, he said.
So far, a total of 1,85,944 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 88,023 on RT-PCR, 54,354 on TrueNat and 43,567 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of today, a total of 2,66,792 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,12,759 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 57,469 are frontline workers, 15,398 are healthcare professionals, 1,21,295 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 18,597 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 54,033 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,925 frontline workers, 10,175 healthcare workers and 15,933 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)