KOHIMA, JULY 3: Reporting more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh cases for the 6th consecutive day on Saturday, Nagaland’s tally surged to 25,451 with detection of 69 new infections and 94 recoveries.
“69 positive cases detected today are Kohima: 19, Dimapur: 14, Mokokchung: 12, Zunheboto: 6, Mon, Phek and Wokha: 5 each, Tuensang: 2 and Kiphire: 1”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 94 positive patients ~ Mokokchung: 26, Dimapur & Peren: 18 each, Zunheboto: 14, Tuensang: 10, Kohima: 7 and Phek: 1 ~ recovered during the day increasing the number of recovered patients to 22,991.
This has slightly improved the recovery rate to 90.33% from Friday’s 90.20%. The highest recovery rate in the State was 97.98% on March 19.
The caseload includes 1,253 active patients, of which, 102 are with mild symptoms, 31 are moderate on oxygen, 9 severe on oxygen, 1 critical in ICU without ventilator and 8 on ventilator, while 1,119 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of a positive patient in Dimapur district has pushed the death toll to 499, of which 14 patients had co-morbidities, he said.
Altogether 708 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,29,924 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 98,180 on RT-PCR, 62,260 on TrueNat, and 69,484 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Nagaland, as on Friday, administered a total of 5,36,990 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 4,60,280 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,197 are frontline workers, 15,823 are healthcare professionals, 1,54,328 are people above 45 years and 2,29,932in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 66,710 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 29,267 frontline workers, 10,627 healthcare workers, 26,972 people above 45 years and 24 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)