309 fresh cases push tally to 15,580
Kohima, May 7: Nagaland today reported the highest single-day spike of the year as 309 fresh COVID-19 infections pushed the State’s tally to 15,580 so far.
The previous highest spike of the year was 287 on May 5, while the highest since the detection of the first three cases on May 25 last year is 310 on September 11, 2020.
“309 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-200, Kohima-63, Mon-32, Mokokchung-9, Phek-3, Zunheboto-2. 112 positive patients have recovered. Dimapur-102, Kohima-9, Peren-1,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,540 recovered patients and 2,433 active patients, he said.
The recovery rate in the State, which had gone up to 97.98 percent on March 19 last, has further come down to 80.49 percent from Thursday’s 81.38 percent.
Among the active patients, 155 are with mild symptoms, 285 though moderate are on oxygen, another 55 are severe on oxygen, 13 critical and three are on ventilator while 2,179 are asymptomatic patients, he informed.
The death toll increased to 122, including 10 with co-morbidities, with the death of patient Kohima, the Minister tweeted.
A total of 485 patients have migrated to other States.
So far, a total of 1,51,718 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 80,652 on RT-PCR, 38,656 on TrueNat and 32,410 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Meanwhile, as of Friday, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,24,839 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.“A total of 47,976 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, he informed.
(Page News Service)