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COVID-19 Nagaland: More recoveries than fresh infection for 3rd consecutive day


KOHIMA, SEPTEMBER 11: Nagaland reported more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh infection for the 3rd consecutive day as 44 patients recuperated while 39 fresh cases increased the caseload to 30,594 with death toll increasing to 636, a health official said.

“39 positive cases detected today are ~ Dimapur: 30, Kohima & Phek: 3 each, Mokokchung: 2 and Wokha: 1”, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
“44 positive patients – Dimapur: 21, Mokokchung: 15, Kohima: 5 and Phek: 3 recovered during the last 24 hours”, he said.
With this the recovered persons tally has increased to 28,388 while recovery rate is at 92.78%.
There are 639 active patients, of who 92 have mild symptoms, 13 are moderate on oxygen, 21 severe on oxygen, 12 critical in ICU without a ventilator, and 9 on ventilator, while 492 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 2 positive patients, 1 each in Dimapur and Kohima district during the day increased the death toll to 636, of which 14 had co-morbid conditions, he said.
Altogether 931 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
Thus far, a total of 344,346 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 106,882 on RT-PCR, 79,310 on TrueNat, and 158,154 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
A total of 921,702 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 669,123 persons in Nagaland as on Friday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 60,859 are frontline workers, 15,993 are healthcare professionals, 194,913 are people above 45 years and 397,358 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.

A total of 252,579 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 45,191 frontline workers, 13,035 healthcare workers, 120,760 people above 45 years and 73,593 in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)