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COVID-19 Nagaland: Confirmed cases crosses 24,000 mark


But more recoveries than fresh cases

KOHIMA, JUNE 17: Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh cases for the 12th consecutive day today as 398 patients were cured amid confirmed cases crossing 24,000 mark with detection of 76 fresh cases.

“76 positive cases detected today are Kohima (29), Dimapur (14), Peren (11), Mokokchung (9), Tuensang (4), Phek (3), Kiphire & Mon (2 each) and Wokha and Zunheboto districts (1 each)”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The caseload in the State now is 24,041, he said.
He also said that 398 positive patients – Dimapur (233), Kohima (55), Tuensang (41), Mokokchung (29), Zunheboto (25), Wokha (6), Phek (5), Longleng (3) and Peren (1) – recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 20,525.
This has improved the recovery rate to 85.38% from Wednesday’s 83.98%, while it had gone down to 71.98% on May 30.
The active patients ~ 2,368 ~ are 9.85% of the caseload, he said.
Of the active patients, 119 are with mild symptoms, 51 are moderate on oxygen, 19 severe on oxygen, 17 critical in ICU without ventilator and 3 on ventilator, while 2,159 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 5 positive patients, 3 at Kohima and 1 each in Kiphire and Mokokchung districts has increased the death toll in the State to 466, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 682 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,12,164 suspected COVID-19 samples were tested in Nagaland. It includes 94,910 on RT-PCR, 59,292 on TrueNat and 57,962 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.

Nagaland administered a total of 3,80,271 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,25,313 persons as on Wednesday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,743 are frontline workers, 15,731 are healthcare professionals, 1,35,088 are people above 45 years and 1,14,751 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,958 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,217 frontline workers, 10,310 healthcare workers and 16,431 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)