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COVID-19 Nagaland: 287 fresh cases push tally beyond 15K

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Kohima, May 5: Nagaland continues to report highest single day spike for the second day in a row on Wednesday as detection of 287 positive patients pushed the State’s tally beyond the 15,000 mark, a health official said.

Tuesday’s daily tally was the previous highest surge for the year with 266 cases while the biggest spike was 310 on September 12, 2020.
“287 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 221, Kohima- 59, Tuensang- 2, Kiphire- Longleng- Peren- Phek- Zunheboto- 1 each. 33 +ve patients recovered. Dimapur- 28, Kohima- 4, Peren- 1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
With this the caseload has increased to 15,004 in the State, while it includes 12,390 recovered patients and 2,038 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 82.57% from Tuesday’s 83.91%, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Among the active patients, 158 are with mild symptoms, 18 though moderate are on oxygen, another 21 are severe on oxygen, three critical and four are on ventilator while 1,834 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
The death toll in the State remains at 118, he said.
So far, a total of 1,50,142 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 80,002 on RT-PCR, 38,500 on TrueNat and 31,640 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as on Wednesday, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,20,399 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,73,842 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
(Page News Service)

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