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COVID-19 Nagaland: 56 fresh infections & 362 recoveries


KOHIMA, JUNE 18: Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recovery than fresh infection for the 13th consecutive day on Friday as 362 persons were cured while detection of 56 new cases increased the caseload to 24,097.

“56 positive cases detected today are Kohima: Dimapur (10), Kohima (12), Mokokchung (14), Mon (4), Peren (8), Phek (3), Tuensang (3), Wokha (1), and Zunheboto (1)”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 362 positive patients – Dimapur (234), Kohima (45), Wokha (29), Mon (19), Mokokchung (17), Kiphire, Longleng & Phek (5 each) and Peren, Tuensang & Zunheboto (1 each) – recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 20,887.
This has improved the recovery rate from Thursday’s 85.38% to 86.68%.
Active patients in the State now stand at 2,059, he said.
Of the active patients, 111 are with mild symptoms, 48 are moderate on oxygen, 14 severe on oxygen, 15 critical in ICU without ventilator and 5 on ventilator, while 2,159 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of a positive patient in Phek district has increased the death toll in the State to 467, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 684 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,12,968 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 95,035 on RT-PCR, 59,439 on TrueNat and 58,494 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
Nagaland administered a total of 3,90,118 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,34,912 persons as on Thursday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,797 are frontline workers, 15,739 are healthcare professionals, 1,36,349 are people above 45 years and 1,23,027 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 55,206 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,315 frontline workers, 10,328 healthcare workers and 16,562 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)