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COVID-19 Nagaland: 79 new cases, 2 deaths

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KOHIMA, AUGUST 17: Moving on the recovery path, Nagaland on Tuesday reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infection for the 4th consecutive day as 137 patients were cured and detection of 79 fresh cases took the tally to 29,274.


“137 positive patients ~ Dimapur: 48, Kohima: 28, Peren: 19, Wokha: 18, Mokokchung: 12, Tuensang: 11 and Mon: 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.
With this the recovered persons has gone up to 26,738 while recovery rate has improved to 91.33% from Monday’s 91.11%.
“78 positive cases detected today are ~ Dimapur: 50, Mokokchung: 15, Kohima: 11 and Longleng, Peren & Wokha: 1 each”, he said.
There are 1,088 active patients, of which, 183 have mild symptoms, 24 are moderate on oxygen, 13 severe on oxygen, 10 critical in ICU without a ventilator, and 4 on ventilator, while 854 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
The State reported death of 2 positive patients ~ 1 each in Dimapur and Mokokchung districts taking the death toll in the State to 607, 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 292,426 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 105,049 on RT-PCR, 71,693 on TrueNat, and 115,684 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
As on Monday, a total of 812,324 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 640,948 persons in Nagaland, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,838 are frontline workers, 15,986 are healthcare professionals, 189,785 are people above 45 years and 374,337 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.


A total of 171,3784 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 42,211 frontline workers, 12,752 healthcare workers, 108,470 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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