Kohima, April 27: Nagaland on Tuesday reported the highest single-day spike of the year with 207 COVID-19 cases, which pushed the tally to 13,445, a Health official said.
“207 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-177, Kohima-13, Tuensang-9, Longleng- Mokokchung-3 each, Mon-, Peren-1 each. And, 16 positive patients have recovered. Kohima-8, Dimapur-7, Wokha-1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The previous highest single-day spike for the year was 180 on April 26; while the biggest spike since detection of first 3 cases on May 25, 2021 is 310 on September 12.
The caseload includes 12,151 recovered persons while the active patients have shot up to 874, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 90.37 per cent from Monday’s 91.67 percent, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The death toll in the State is 98, including 10 with co-morbidities, he said.
A total of 278 patients have migrated to other States, he informed.
Among the active patients, 67 are with mild symptoms, 11 though moderate are on oxygen, 11 are severe on oxygen, and 2 are on ventilator while 636 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
A total of 1,44,236 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland so far. It includes 77,751 on RT-PCR, 37,934 on TrueNat and 28,541 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon. (Page News Service)