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COVID-19 Nagaland: Tally at 12,058; Vaccination drive to resume on Monday


Kohima, January 17: Nagaland on Sunday reported equal number of recoveries and detection of fresh COVID-19 cases amidst the caseload increasing to 12,058, a health official said

Four positive case of COVID-19 – one each in Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang districts were detected today, said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
He also said that 4 positive patients recovered during the day – 2 each in Dimapur and Kohima districts improving the number of recovered persons to 11,713.
The State currently has 116 active COVID-19 cases, said Phom.
The recovery rate in the State is 97.14% while the active cases are merely 0.96% of the total caseload, stated the daily COVID-19 bulletin issued by Health Department.
The death toll in the State is 88, out of which 78 are due to contagion and 10 had comorbidities, while 141 patients have migrated to other states, it said.
The district wise distribution of confirmed cases are Dimapur (6,453), Kohima (3,773), Mon (605), Peren (504), Tuensang (245), Mokokchung (190), Zunheboto (142), Phek (47), Kiphire (41), Wokha (39) and Longleng (19).
Out of the confirmed cases, 4,971 are Traced Contacts, 4,661 are armed forces personnel, 1,854 returnees from other States and 572 frontline workers, he said.
The district wise active cases are Dimapur (47), Kohima (56), Mokokchung (10), Peren (2) and Mon (1).
Among the active cases, 11 patients are with mild and moderate symptoms, 2 are severe on oxygen and two are critical in ICU, he said. Altogether 101 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
The recovered persons are Dimapur (6,273), Kohima (3,660), Mon (593), Peren (499), Tuensang (243), Mokokchung (171), Zunheboto (139), Phek (50), Kiphire (40), Wokha (35) and Longleng (10).
A total of 1,23,029 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland so far, including 72,865 on RT-PCR, 36,953 on TrueNat and 13,211 on Rapid Antigen Test, the COVID-19 bulletin stated.
Meanwhile, today being Sunday, Nagaland, a Christian dominated state took break from the COVID-19 vaccination drive, which was launched on Saturday.
State Immunization Officer, Dr Ritu Thurr confirmed the report and said that the vaccination drive would resume on Monday in 22 sites spread across all the districts in the State.
On the first day 561 healthcare workers inoculated with Covishield out of the target 900 beneficiaries in 9 district hospitals. (Page News Service)