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COVID-19 Nagaland: 61 new cases & 3 deaths


KOHIMA, AUGUST 14: Nagaland today reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infection as 124 persons recuperated while 61 new cases took the caseload to 29,097.

“124 positive patients ~ Tuensang: 36, Mokokchung: 30, Kohima: 29, Dimapur: 10, Longleng: 7, Phek: 6, Peren: 4 and Wokha: 2 ~ recovered during the last 24 hours”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
With this, the recovered persons have gone up to 26,388 with recovery rate at 90.7%.
“61 positive cases detected today are ~ Dimapur: 34, Kohima & Mokokchung: 11 each, Peren: 2, Kiphire, Wokha & Zunheboto: 1 each”, he said.
There are 1,278 active patients, of which, 215 are with mild symptoms, 23 are moderate on oxygen, 15 severe on oxygen, 9 critical in ICU without a ventilator, and 7 on ventilator, while 1,009 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
The State reported demise of 3 positive patient: 2 at Dimapur and 1 in Kohima district taking the death toll in the State to 597, of which 14 patients died due to co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 834 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 288,497 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 104,894 on RT-PCR, 71,142 on TrueNat, and 112,461 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Nagaland administered a total of 807,080 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 638,933 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,838 are frontline workers, 15,985 are healthcare professionals, 189,449 are people above 45 years and 372,661 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 168,147 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 42,095 frontline workers, 12,734 healthcare workers, 107,777 people above 45 years and 5,541 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)