Kohima, May 20: Nagaland on Thursday crossed the 19,000-mark of COVID-19 infection with the detection of 326 new cases.
“326 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-161, Kohima-100, Tuensang-16, Zunheboto-14, Mokokchung-, Mon-12 each, Phek-7, Wokha-2, Longleng-, Peren-1 each. 218 positive patients have recovered. Dimapur-118, Kohima-78, Mokokchung-15, Longleng-3, Peren-, Zunheboto -2 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
With this, the caseload has surged to 19,284 with 13,924 recovered persons and 4,519 active patients, he said.
Though the State recorded the highest single-day recovery of this year with 218 patients declared as recovered on Thursday, the recovery rate came down to 72.2 percent from Wednesday’s 72.29 percent.
Of the active patients, 198 are with mild symptoms, 75 are moderate on oxygen, 67 severe on oxygen, 38 critical in ICU without ventilator and 14 are on ventilator, while 4,127 patients are asymptomatic, said State Nodal Officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of 11 positive patients, 10 in Dimapur and one in Kohima, has increased the death toll in the State to 245, out of which 11 had co-morbid conditions, he said.
A total of 596 patients have migrated to other States, he informed.
As of Thursday, a total of 1,79,511 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 85,779 on RT-PCR, 52,641 on TrueNat and 41,091 on Rapid Antigen Test, said State Nodal Officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of May 20, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,52,357 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,98,426 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State 56,438 are frontline workers, 15,739 are healthcare professionals, 1,19,376 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 7,298 between 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 53,931 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They include 27,868 frontline workers, 10,172 healthcare workers and 15,891 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)