Kohima, April 30: Nagaland on Friday reported the biggest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases for the year with 226 fresh COVID-19 infections, taking the tally in the State to 13,976, a Health official said.
“226 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-137, Kohima-74, Tuensang-10, Wokha-2, Mon, Peren and Zunheboto-1 each. And, 12 positive patients have recovered. Dimapur-8, Kohima-Mokokchung-2 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The previous highest single-day spike for the year was 207 on April 27.
The caseload includes 12,224 recovered patients and 1,261 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 87.45 percent from Thursday’s 88.81 percent, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Among the active patients, 59 are with mild symptoms, 16 though moderate are on oxygen, 16 are severe on oxygen and three are on ventilator while 1,167 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Demise of three positive patients in Dimapur district has put the death toll in the State at 104, including 10 with co-morbidities, he informed.
A total of 387 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 1,46,937 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 78,808 on RT-PCR, 38,193 on TrueNat and 29,936 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
14 found COVID positive in random testing at Kohima
As many as 14 persons tested COVID-19 positive out of 57 samples collected during random sampling and testing exercise conducted by Kohima District Task Force (DTF) for COVID-19, sparking fear among citizens.
A total of 14 persons tested positive out of 57 samples collected, said Chief Medical Officer Kohima, Dr Vezokholu Theyo today.
This translates to a positivity rate of over 24%.
To test the prevalence of COVID-19 among the public in Kohima, the DTF had conducted the exercise at 3 locations – AG colony, Para-Medical and Minister’s Hill Kohima on April 28&29, with random collection of samples from the public.
Vaccination: Meanwhile, as of April 29, Nagaland had administered a total of 2,02,957 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 1,61,367 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total persons vaccinated in the State, 49,870 are frontline workers, 14,603 are healthcare professionals and 96,894 are people above 45 years and senior citizens, he said.
A total of 41,590 persons have received the second dose completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)