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COVID-19 Nagaland crosses 26K mark


KOHIMA, JULY 12: Nagaland today crossed the 26,000 mark of confirmed COVID-19 cases with detection of 76 fresh infections.
“76 positive cases detected today are Mokokchung: 22, Dimapur: 19, Tuensang: 11, Mon: 6, Kohima: 5, Longleng, Wokha & Zunheboto: 4 each and Phek: 1”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

He also said that 83 positive patients ~ Kohima: 47, Mokokchung & Dimapur: 10 each, Tuensang: 6, and Mon & Phek: 5 each ~ recovered during the day increasing the number of recovered patients to 23,858.
The recovery rate in the State has minimal improvement from Sunday’s 91.52% to 91.57%.
The caseload includes 959 active patients, of which, 101 are with mild symptoms, 30 are moderate on oxygen, 13 severe on oxygen, 7 critical in ICU without ventilator, and 8 on a ventilator, while 800 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 4 persons, 1 each at Kohima, Mon, Peren and Zunheboto has increased the death toll in the State to 511, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 724 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,39,298 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 99,718 on RT-PCR, 63,919 on TrueNat, and 75,661 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
A total of 6,04,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 5,13,022 persons as on Saturday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,311 are frontline workers, 15,851 are healthcare professionals, 1,64,249 are people above 45 years and 2,72,611 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 91,760 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 31,617 frontline workers, 11,137 healthcare workers, 48,872 people above 45 years and 134 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)