Kohima, August 24: Nagaland on Monday recorded the 10th consecutive day of more recoveries than fresh cases, with health officials attributing the increasing recoveries to dedicated care of positive patients by health workers and the strong immune system of the patients.
Amidst detection of 28 fresh cases, the State recorded another 102 patients re-testing negative.
With this Nagaland’s caseload is 3,714, out of which 2,396 have recovered, 1,301 are active, 9 have died and 8 migrated to other states.
During the day, Minister for Health & Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom in his tweet said that “28 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported out of 587 samples tested – 24 in Kohima, 2 in Dimapur and one each in Longleng and Zunheboto districts”.
“Also State reports 102 recoveries of COVID-19 patients – 85 from Dimapur and 17 from Kohima,” the Minister tweeted.
Following Monday’s negative cases, the recovery rate of the State has increased to 64.51%.
Asked about the treatment leading to huge recoveries for the last 10 days, State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyan Kikon said, “With no vaccine or medicine being brought out so far, there is no super treatment being provided to the patients in COVID-19 hospitals and care centres but they are given hydroxychloroquine and other vitamins with proper diet to help them recover.
The credit goes to all the frontline workers from the sanitation workers for maintaining a hygienic environment, police personnel for providing the required security in the quarantine centre as well as the COVID-19 hospitals and care centres as well as the nurses and doctors for their care towards the positive patients,” he said.
Allaying public fears that “once detected COVID-19 positive, it is a dead sentence”, Dr Kikon asserted that it is a self-limiting disease and given proper care and attention with immune boosters the patients will recover.
He said the recovered cases have completed more than 2 weeks of strict care and observation under health care providers.
Since August 15, Nagaland has been having more recoveries than detection of fresh cases till date, and during the last 10 days a total of 1,198 have recovered against the detection of 392 positive cases while the highest single day recovery of 215 COVID-19 patients was reported on August 20.
Monday’s positive cases include 20 traced contacts, 6 returnees and 2 armed force personnel, said a health official.
The highest single day spike of coronavirus infection since the detection of the first three cases from among Chennai returnees on May 25 was recorded on August 4 with 276 cases.
Out of the total confirmed cases in the State, armed forces and paramilitary personnel accounts for 1,609 cases, 1,213 are returnees from other states, traced contacts – 646, while 246 are frontline wrkers, health department officials said.
The district wise confirmed cases are Dimapur – 1,862, Kohima – 1076, Mon – 270, Peren – 266, Zunheboto – 110, Tuensang – 52, Phek – 31, Wokha – 21, Mokokchung – 20, Longleng – 5 and Kiphire – 1.
The district wise 1,301 active cases are: Dimapur – 672, Kohima – 476, Mon – 74, Zunheboto – 61, Tuensang – 7, Wokha – 4, Mokokchung – 3, Longleng – 2 and one each in Peren and Kiphire districts. Among the active patients, 21 in Dimapur district are symptomatic while others 1,280 are asymptomatic patients.
The district wise 2,396 recovered persons are Dimapur – 1,178, Kohima – 597, Peren – 265, Mon – 194, Zunheboto – 49, Tuensang – 45, Phek – 31, Mokokchung and Wokha districts has 17 each recoveries, and 3 in Longleng district.
Meanwhile, out of the total of 35,029 samples sent for testing through RT-PCR, results of 34,307 samples have been received while outcome of 722 is awaited. In addition, a total of 22,118 samples have been sent for testing on TrueNat. (Page News Service)