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COVID-19: Nagaland crosses 28K mark

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KOHIMA, AUGUST 2: Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 28,000 mark with detection of 59 fresh infections today.
“59 positive cases detected today are Mokokchung: 18, Kohima & Dimapur: 14, Peren: 3, Longleng, Mon, Tuensang & Zunheboto: 2 each and Kiphire & Wokha: 1 each”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.


He also said that 94 positive patients ~ Kohima: 30, Peren: 21, Mokokchung: 12, Dimapur: 10, Wokha: 9, Mon: 4 and Wokha: 3 ~ recovered during the day.
With this, the caseload has surged to 28,004, of which 25,338 persons have recovered and 1,300 are active patients.
The recovery rate in the State is 90.47%.
Of the active, 181 are with mild symptoms, 33 are moderate on oxygen, 15 severe on oxygen, 6 critical in ICU without ventilator, and 4 on ventilator, while 1,061 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 4 positive patients, 2 each in Dimapur and Kohima districts has increased the death toll in the State to 574, of which 14 patients had co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 792 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 266,001 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 103,054 on RT-PCR, 68,201 on TrueNat, and 94,746 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Nagaland administered a total of 770,168 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 618,726 persons as on Sunday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 61,085 are frontline workers, 15,967 are healthcare professionals, 185,456 are people above 45 years and 356,218 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 151,442 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 39,602 frontline workers, 12,440 healthcare workers, 98,779 people above 45 years and 621 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.


Meanwhile, Nagaland on Monday entered into the 4th phase of unlocking with more relaxations on opening of shops and also permitting inter-district passenger transport services.
This Unlock-4 will continue till August 18.
(Page News Service)

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