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COVID-19 Nagaland: Over 20K cases with 223 new infections; 137 recoveries, 14 deaths


KOHIMA, MAY 23: Nagaland crossed the 20,000 mark of COVID-19 confirmed cases with detection of 223 new infections, 137 recoveries and 14 deaths today.

“223 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. Kohima- 78, Dimapur- 77, Tuensang – 23, Phek – 14, Longleng – 11, Zunheboto – 10, Mokokchung – 5, Mon- 3, Kiphire – 2. 137 +ve patients have recovered. Dimapur – 95, Kohima – 26, Tuensang-Mon – 5 each, Peren-Phek – 3 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
With this the caseload has surged to 20,068, which includes 14,500 recovered persons and 4,678 active patients, he said.
Of the active patients, 178 are with mild symptoms, 56 are moderate on oxygen, 87 severe on oxygen, 22 critical in ICU without ventilator and 12 are on ventilator, while 4,323 patients are asymptomatic, said state Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The recovery rate in the State is 72.25%.
Demise of 14 positive patients ~ 12 at Dimapur and 2 at Mokokchung ~ has increased the death toll in the State to 285, of which 11 had co-morbid conditions, he said
A total of 605 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 1,83,703 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 87,008 on RT-PCR, 53,701 on TrueNat and 42,994 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of today, a total of 2,53,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered to 1,99,460 persons, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.

Out of the total doses administered in the State, 56,834 are frontline workers, 15,319 are healthcare professionals, 1,20,009 people above 45 years and senior citizens and 7,298 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 53,940 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 27,872 frontline workers, 10,172 healthcare workers and 15,896 persons 45 years and above citizens, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)