Kohima, April 23: Nagaland on Friday reported 89 new COVID-19 cases taking the State’s tally to 12,889.
“89 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. 85 in Dimapur. 4 in Kohima. Also, 1 +ve patient have recovered in Kohima,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,117 recovered persons while the active patients have shot up to 456, he said.
Taking stock of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the State, Phom said the Health & Family Welfare Department on Friday had a brainstorming meeting to re-strengthen and make holistic strategy to fight the present health crises.
Informing that the department has cross checked the available equipment, materials and manpower in all the health centres, he said actions will be initiated on need basis accordingly.
Asserting that the Government and the department will put all effort to the best of their ability to tackle the pandemic, the Minister urged all to be a responsible citizen and “help us to help you”.
Meanwhile the recovery rate in the State has come down further to 94.01% from Thursday’s 94.46%, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of a COVID-19 patient in Tuensang district has pushed the death toll in the State to 95, including 10 with comorbidities and one is under investigation to find the cause, he said.
Among the active patients, 31 are with mild symptoms, 10 though moderate are on oxygen and four is severe on oxygen while 411 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Meanwhile, Nagaland has administered a total of 1,77,549 doses of covishield to 1,41,406 persons as on Thursday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 46,509 are frontline workers, 14,005 are healthcare professionals, 39,148 senior citizens and 41,744 people above 45 years with specified comorbidities, he said.
(Page News Service)