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COVID-19 Nagaland: 57 new cases, 1 death

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KOHIMA, AUGUST 18: Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infection for the 5th consecutive day today as 88 patients recuperated while detection of 57 fresh cases took the tally to 29,331.

“88 positive patients ~ Dimapur: 41, Kohima: 19, Mokokchung & Tuensang: 8 each, Peren: 6 Wokha: 5 and Kiphire: 1 ~ recovered during the last 24 hours”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The recovered persons tally has increased to 26,826 improving the recovery rate from Tuesday’s 91.33% to 91.45%.
“57 positive cases detected today are ~ Dimapur: 22, Kohima: 17, Mokokchung: 7, Longleng (Cont’d on Page 12)
COVID-19 Nagaland: 57 new cases, 1 death
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& Wokha: 3, Phek: 2, Kiphire, Peren & Tuensang: 1 each”, he said.
There are 1,056 active patients, of which, 18 have mild symptoms, 22 are moderate on oxygen, 13 severe on oxygen, 5 critical in ICU without a ventilator, and 5 on ventilator, while 823 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
The State reported death of a positive patient in Dimapur district taking the death toll in the State to 608, of which 14 patients died due to co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 841 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 294,123 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 105,140 on RT-PCR, 71,881 on TrueNat, and 117,102 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
As on Tuesday, a total of 817,612 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 642,391 persons in Nagaland, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,840 are frontline workers, 15,986 are healthcare professionals, 190,020 are people above 45 years and 375,545 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 175,221 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 42,430 frontline workers, 12,762 healthcare workers, 10,874 people above 45 years and 7,945 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)

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