KOHIMA, JUNE 24: Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally today increased to 24,629 with detection of 88 fresh infections while 155 patients got cured taking the number of recovered persons to nearly 22,000.
“88 positive cases detected today are Kohima (36), Dimapur, Mokokchung & Peren (11 each), Zunheboto (9), Tuensang (7) and Mon (3)”. said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
He also said that 155 positive patients: Mokokchung – 55, Dimapur – 48, Kohima – 17, Tuensang – 14, Zunheboto – 11, Kiphire – 4, Mon – 3 and Peren, Phek & Wokha – 1 each, recovered during the day taking the number of recovered patients to 21,945.
With this the recovery rate has improved from Wednesday’s 88.79% to 89.1% while it had gone up to 97.98% on March 19.
Active patients in the State now stand at 1,509, he said.
Of the active patients, 134 are with mild symptoms, 37 are moderate on oxygen, 18 severe on oxygen, 8 critical in ICU without ventilator and 4 on ventilator, while 1,308 patients are asymptomatic, he said.
Demise of 2 positive patients ~ 1 each in Kohima and Zunheboto ~ has increased the death toll to 479, of which 14 are related to other diseases, he said.
Altogether 696 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other States, he said.
So far, a total of 2,18,841 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland. It includes 96,180 on RT-PCR, 60,648 on TrueNat and 62,013 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon.
Nagaland administered a total of 4,38,489 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 3,79,197 persons till Wednesday, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total doses administered in the State, 59,988 are frontline workers, 15,775 are healthcare professionals, 1,42,533 are people above 45 years and 1,64,093 in the 18 to 44 years age group, he said.
A total of 56,100 beneficiaries have received the second dose of the vaccine completing the full course of vaccination. They comprise 28,542 frontline workers, 10,392 healthcare workers, 17,159 people above 45 years and seven in the 18 to 44 years age group, said Dr Thurr.
(Page News Service)