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COVID-19 Vaccine: Over 1 lakh beneficiaries overdue for 2nd dose in Nagaland


Dimapur, November 20: In a major concern for health authorities, over 1 lakh beneficiaries of 1st COVID-19 dose in Nagaland are over-due for the second dose.

“1,02,450 beneficiaries are over-due for the second dose,” said the weekly COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health Department, while stressing that full protection by the vaccine will only be effective 2 weeks after the second dose and is critical for preventing hospitalization and death.
Informing that 87% of COVID-19 deaths in the State are unvaccinated, the bulletin said fully vaccinated deaths constitute only 1.5% of all COVID-19 deaths in the second wave.
Nagaland till date has administered 12.51 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Superspreader event in Mokokchung
The weekly sample positivity rate in Nagaland is 1.8% and has remained below 5% for the last 14 weeks.
However, Mokokchung reported a weekly sample positivity rate of 8.1% due to a superspreader event at a children’s home where 16 were tested positive.
In the past week, 67 new cases from 3,750 samples were reported in the State along with 3 COVID-19 deaths. In the last 5 weeks, the State recorded an average of 4.4 COVID-19 deaths weekly.

Out of the 67 cases, 38 (57%) were detected from self-test/ random test, 24 (36%) from traced contacts, 4 (6%) from travelers, and frontline workers – 1 (1%).
17 new admissions in COVID-19 hospitals were reported in the past week, the bulletin informed. (Page News Service)