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COVID-19 Nagaland: 309 new infections take tally to 22,696

KOHIMA, JUNE 5: Detection of a huge 309 fresh COVID-19 infections has increased Nagaland’s tally of confirmed cases to 22,696 today.
“309 new infections detected today are Mokokchung 164, Kohima 55, Dimapur 33, Mon 29, Tuensang 15, Longleng 7, Kiphire 4 and 1 each in Peren and Phek districts,” said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

He also said that 177 positive patients – Dimapur – 87, Tuensang – 37, Phek – 19, Kohima – 14, Mokokchung – 11, Wokha – 5 and Mon- 4 recovered during the day.
This has increased the number of recovered persons to 16,814 keeping the recovery rate in the state at 74.08% from Friday’s 74.32%.
The caseload includes 4,819 active patients, he said.
Of the active patients, 208 are with mild symptoms, 73 are moderate on oxygen, 28 severe on oxygen, 19 critical in ICU without ventilator and 9 on ventilator, while 4,482 patients are asymptomatic,
Demise of 6 positive patients – 2 each at Dimapur and Mokokchung districts, and 1 each at Kohima and Zunheboto districts – has increased the death toll in the State to 422, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 641 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
A total of 1,98,514 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested so far in Nagaland. It includes 91,610 on RT-PCR, 56,736 on TrueNat and 50,168 on Rapid Antigen Test so far, Dr Kikon said.
Meanwhile, as of yesterday, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,87,658 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,33,424 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 58,846 are frontline workers, 15,596 are healthcare professionals, 1,24,006 are people above 45 years and 34,976 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 54,234 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,025 frontline workers, 10,199 healthcare workers and 16,010 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)