KOHIMA, JANUARY 6: Nagaland on Wednesday detected the highest number of 17 fresh COVID-19 cases so far in the New Year increasing the number of confirmed cases to 11,954 in the State, a health official said.
Nagaland had been reporting single digit cases since December 29.
“17 +ve cases of #COVID-19 have been detected today. Dimapur – 15, Kohima – Longleng – 1 each. Also 22 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur – 19, Kohima – 3,” Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said in a tweet.
The caseload includes 11,603 recovered persons and 137 are active, he said.
With this the recovery rate is all time high at 97.06% from Tuesday’s 97.01%, he said. The active COVID-19 case in the State is barely 1.15%, he said.
Demise of an infected patient at Mokokchung has increased the death toll to 80, of which 70 are due to contagion and 10 had co-morbid conditions, said Director of Health and Family Welfare Department Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
A total of 134 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
The district-wise distribution of confirmed cases is Dimapur (6,420), Kohima (3,716), Mon (604), Peren (503), Tuensang (244), Mokokchung (179), Zunheboto (142), Phek (47), Kiphire (41), Wokha (39) and Longleng (19).
Out of the confirmed cases, 4,888 are Traced Contacts, 4,657 are armed forces personnel, 1,842 returnees from other States and 567 frontline workers, he said.
The district-wise active cases are Dimapur (68), Kohima (48), Mokokchung (13), Peren (5), Mon (1), Longleng (1) and Kiphire (1).
Among the active cases, 18 patients are with mild and moderate symptoms, 1 is severe on oxygen and 3 are on ventilators, he said. Altogether 115 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
The recovered persons are Dimapur (6,228), Kohima (3,616), Mon (592), Peren (498), Tuensang (243), Zunheboto (139), Mokokchung (157), Phek (47), Kiphire (39), Wokha (35) and Longleng (9).
Nagaland has tested a total of 1,21,268 suspected COVID-19 samples till date, including 72,571 through RT-PCR, 36,795 on TrueNat and 11,902 on Rapid Antigen Test, said the health official. (Page News Service)