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COVID-19 Nagaland: More recoveries than fresh cases


KOHIMA, JUNE 16: Nagaland recorded more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of positive cases for the 11th consecutive day, as 374 persons got cured while detection of 111 fresh infections increased the caseload to 23,965.
“111 positive cases detected today: Mokokchung (48), Dimapur & Kohima (20 each), Phek & Tuensang (7 each), Mon (5), Kiphire (3) and Wokha (1)”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

He also said that 374 positive patients – Dimapur (229), Kohima (81), Mokokchung (36), Mon & Zunheboto (8 each), Kiphire (6), Wokha (4) and Phek (2) – recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 20,127.
This has improved the recovery rate from Tuesday’s 82.81% to 83.98%, while it had gone down to 71.98% on May 30.
The caseload includes 2,699 active patients, he said. It has brought down the total positivity case rate to 11.35% from Tuesday’s 12.45%, he said.
Of the active patients, 121 are with mild symptoms, 52 are moderate on oxygen, 18 severe on oxygen, 16 critical in ICU without ventilator and 8 on the ventilator, while 2,484 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
The demise of 2 positive patients in Dimapur district has increased the death toll in the State to 461, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 678 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
A total of 2,11,133 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested so far in Nagaland. It includes 94,645 on RT-PCR, 59,244 on TrueNat and 57,344 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
Nagaland administered a total of 3,69,238 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,14,363 persons as on Tuesday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,661 are frontline workers, 15,723 are healthcare professionals, 1,33,395 are people above 45 years and 95,049 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 54,875 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,303 frontline workers, 10,309 healthcare workers and 16,363 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)