Sunday, June 20, 2021
Top Stories

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


KOHIMA, JUNE 8: Nagaland recorded more COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh cases for the third consecutive day today as 153 positive persons were cured while detection of 133 fresh infections has crossed the 23,000 mark of confirmed cases amidst death toll standing at 432.

“133 positive cases detected today – 36 in Dimapur, 28 Mokokchung, 27 Wokha, 16 Kohima, 8 Mon, 7 Phek, 5 Longleng, 3 each in Kiphire & Zunheboto,” said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
This has increased the caseload in the State to 23,051, he said.
He also said that 153 positive patients – 46 Dimapur, 37 Mokokchung, 28 Tuensang, 9 Zunheboto, 7 each in Kohima & Longleng, 6 Phek, 3 Wokha recovered during the day taking the number of recovered persons 17,296.
The State is steadily improving the recovery rate as it stood at 75.03% from Monday’s 74.80%, he said.
The caseload includes 4,676 active patients, he said.
Of the active patients, 186 are with mild symptoms, 64 are moderate on oxygen, 35 severe on oxygen, 17 critical in ICU without ventilator and 9 on ventilator, while 4,365 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 3 positive patients – 2 at Kohima and 1 at Mon district – has increased the death toll in the State to 432, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 647 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
A total of 2,01,474 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested so far in Nagaland. It includes 92,274 on RT-PCR, 57,355 on TrueNat and 51,845 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Kikon said.
As on Monday, Nagaland administered a total of 2,97,799 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,43,551 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 58,930 are frontline workers, 15,609 are healthcare professionals, 1,24,861 are people above 45 years and 44,151 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 54,248 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,033 frontline workers, 10,202 healthcare workers and 16,013 people above 45 years, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)