COVID-19: Nagaland reports this year’s highest single-day spike of 107 new cases
Kohima, March 31: In the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases in 2021, Nagaland on Wednesday reported 107 new positive cases taking the tally to 12,340.
“107 positive cases of COVID-19 was reported in Kohima today,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
Today’s 107 infection is the highest single day spike this year as the State had been recording barely handful of case or most of the time nil new detections since November 2020, a health official said.
All the new infections were detected from among the trainees of St Paul Training Institute at Phesama.
Meanwhile the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima Gregory Thejawelie has declared the institute as containment zone in order to curtail local transmission of the virus.
The DC has strictly restricted entry and exit from the containment zone.
As of today, the caseload includes 11,980 recovered persons, with recovery rate coming down to 97.07%, health official said, adding that the active patients are 113.
So far 91 persons, including 10 with comorbidities have succumbed to the infection while a total of 156 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
All the active cases – 5 in Dimapur and 108 in Kohima are asymptomatic, he said.
(Page News Service)
3rd phase vaccination from today
Dimapur, March 31: Amidst a growing surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Government will roll out the third phase of its vaccination drive from April 1. All above the age of 45 years will be eligible for a vaccine shot from April 1.
The Centre has warned that the situation is going from “bad to worse” and urged states to achieve 100% vaccination coverage of those above the age of 45 years in surge districts within the next two weeks.
The third phase of vaccination also assumes importance for the State of Nagaland following the report that 107 Covid-19 cases were detected on Wednesday in Kohima District.
State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr has notified over 150 vaccination centres across the State for better/friendly vaccination services for the vaccination drive of 45 years and above. He also informed that all left out healthcare workers and frontline workers will continue to be vaccinated at all Covid Vaccination Centre sites.
The district-wise number of Covic Vaccination Centres is: Dimapur – 14, Kiphire – 6, Kohima – 20, Longleng – 4, Mokokchung -18, Mon – 18, Peren – 10, Phek – 23, Tuensang – 16, Wokha – 15 and Zunheboto – 15.
The vaccination drive will be conducted every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Page News Service)