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COVID-19 Nagaland: No fresh case for second consecutive day


Kohima, February 20: Nagaland reported nil detection of positive cases for the second consecutive day on Saturday keeping the tally at 12,191 while two patients recuperated bringing down the active cases to 18, a health official said.

“No +ve case of #COVID-19 reported today. 2 +ve patients have recovered in Kohima,” said Minister for Health, S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
Of the caseload, 11,930 patients have recuperated, taking the recovery rate in the State to all time high of 97.85 per cent from Friday’s 97.84 per cent, said Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The death toll in the State is 91, including 10 with comorbid conditions, he said, while 152 patients have migrated to other states.
The district wise active cases are Kohima (16) and Dimapur (2).
Among the active cases a patient in Dimapur is with mild symptoms while 17 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
The recovered persons are Dimapur (6,338), Kohima (3,792), Mon (594), Peren (506), Tuensang (246), Mokokchung (183), Zunheboto (139), Phek (47), Kiphire (40), Wokha (35) and Longleng (10).
Nagaland has so far tested a total of 1,29,050 suspected COVID-19 samples, including 74,573 on RT-PCR, 37,300 on TrueNat and 17,177 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Hangsing said.
Meanwhile, as of Friday, 23,977 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine have been administered to 20,558 persons including 12,149 frontline workers and 8,409 healthcare professionals, said State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr.
Among the healthcare professionals, 3,419 have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine, said Dr Thurr.
21,481 persons receive COVID-19 vaccine
Nagaland has administered 25,390 doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to 21,481 persons including 12,777 frontline workers and 8,704 healthcare professionals. Among the healthcare professionals, 3,909 have received the second shots of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination and have received the vaccination certificate, said State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr. No adverse events needing medical intervention have been reported after the beneficiaries received the vaccine, he said. (Page News Service)