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COVID-19 Nagaland: 82.81% recovery as 19,753 patients get cured


KOHIMA, JUNE 15: Nagaland on Tuesday recorded more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of positive cases for the 10th consecutive day, as 322 persons got cured while detection of 101 fresh infections increased the caseload to 23,854, a health official said.

“Dimapur (31), Kohima (25), Mokokchung (12), Tuensang (10), Longleng (7), Mon & Zunheboto (6 each), Kiphire (2), and Peren & Wokha districts (1 each)”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 322 positive patients: Dimapur (205), Kohima (57), Wokha (17), Tuensang (15), Mokokchung & Phek (10 each) and Longleng (8) – recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 19,753.
This has improved the recovery rate to 82.81% from Monday’s 81.80%, while it had gone down to 71.98% on May 30.
The caseload includes 2,972 active patients bringing down the positive cases rate to 12.45%, he said.
Of the active patients, 135 are with mild symptoms, 50 are moderate on oxygen, 23 severe on oxygen, 19 critical in ICU without ventilator and 9 on ventilator, while 2,736 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 3 positive patients – 2 at Dimapur and 1 at Wokha district has increased the death toll in the State to 459, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 670 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
A total of 2,09,989 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested so far in Nagaland. It includes 94,443 on RT-PCR, 58,899 on TrueNat and 56,647 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
Nagaland administered a total of 3,57,199 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,02,391 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,536 are frontline workers, 15,712 are healthcare professionals, 1,32,094 are people above 45 years and 95,049 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,808 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,185 frontline workers, 10,305 healthcare workers and 16,318 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)