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COVID-19 Nagaland: 309 new infections, 225 recoveries & 13 deaths


Kohima, May 21: Nagaland on Friday reported the highest single recovery of COVID-19 patients as 225 of them recovered but detection of 309 fresh infections has taken the caseload to 19,593.
This is the highest single day recovery since the detection of the first three cases on May 25, 2020. The previous highest recovery was 223 on September 21.

“309 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur- 122, Kohima- 113, Phek- 22, Mokokchung- 15, Wokha- 12, Zunheboto- 11, Tuensang- 9, Mon- 4, Peren- 1. 225 +ve patients have recovered. Kohima-78,Dimapur-75, Mon-43, Zunheboto-13, Wokha-8, Tuensang-4, Phek-3, Kiphire-1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 14,149 recovered persons and 4,588 active patients, he said.
However, the recovery rate in the State is 72.21 percent while it had gone up to 97.98 percent on March 19.
Of the active patients, 171 are with mild symptoms, 68 are moderate on oxygen, 81 severe on oxygen, 33 critical in ICU without ventilator and 13 are on ventilator, while 4,127 patients are asymptomatic, said State Nodal Officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of 13 positive patients – 12 in Dimapur and one in Phek district has increased the death toll in the State to 258, of which 11 had comorbid conditions, he said.
A total of 598 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
As of today, a total of 2,07,977 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 86,249 on RT-PCR, 79,807 on TrueNat and 41,921 on Rapid Antigen Test, said State Nodal Officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,53,153 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,99,215 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 56,830 are frontline workers, 15,319 are healthcare professionals, 1,19,768 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 7,298 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 53,938 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,872 frontline workers, 10,172 healthcare workers and 15,894 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)