KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 18: Nagaland on Thursday reported one COVID-19 positive case, taking the tally to 12,191 while six patients recuperated, improving the recovery rate to all time high of 97.77%, a health official said.
“One positive case of COVID-19 reported today in Mokokchung. 6 positive patients have recovered in Dimapur,” said Minister for Health, S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 11,919 recovered persons, and 29 active patients, he said.
The death of an infected patient in Dimapur district has taken the death toll in the State to 91, including 10 with co-morbid conditions, said Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Altogether 152 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
Out of the confirmed cases, 5,072 are traced contacts, 4,675 armed forces personnel, 1,871 returnees from other States and 573 frontline workers, he said.
Among the active cases, a patient is with mild symptoms while 28 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
Vaccination coverage remains low
Till date, a total of 21,014 persons have received COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland, according to the health department. However, the coverage continues to be low despite multiple assurances from the department about the efficacy of Covishield.
Out of the total 21,014, the number of healthcare workers to have received the first dose is 8,007 with a coverage of 37%. The number of other frontline workers to have received the first dose is 10,346 with a coverage of only 20%.
Till date, 2,661 healthcare workers have completed the full course of vaccination (two doses), it was informed. In all the cases, no adverse events needing medical intervention have been reported.
(Page News Service)