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Nagaland COVID-19 death toll rises to 9; Recovery rate improves to 57%


Dimapur, August 22: In a respite from last week’s near panic situation with the spike in COVID-19 cases in the State coupled with lesser recovery rate, Nagaland fared much better in the COVID-19 front this week with the detection of lesser number of COVID cases and recording a higher number of recoveries.
However, the COVID-19 death toll in Nagaland has climbed to 9 with the addition of one more COVID death in data released by the State Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme on Saturday.
But with no reports of any COVID-19 related deaths on Friday or Saturday, the new addition to the death toll could be any of the 4-5 COVID-19 related deaths reported earlier, but whose RT-PCR test confirmation was received only today.
Out of the 9 deaths, one death is not COVID-19 related, although the deceased was tested COVID positive.
Data released by the health department showed that for the first time in the State, the COVID-19 recovered cases have surpassed the current active cases. As on Saturday (Aug 22), the breakup of COVID-19 cases is 9 deaths, 2166 recoveries and 1453 active cases.
The recovery rate is 57%, a jump from last week’s 36%. Currently India is recording over 74% recovery rate.
With regards to detection of new COIVD cases, this week reported less than half of what was detected last week. This week reported 297 new cases compared to 665 cases last week.
However, the doubling time of cases remains the same as the previous week which is 14 days.
As per data, 82% of all confirmed cases in the State are males. This includes a large percentage from the military. 0.4 % of confirmed cases have comorbidity. The median age of confirmed cases is 31 years with a range from 5 months to 93 years.
As on August 22, only Phek District in the State does not have any active COVID-19 cases with all 31 cases reported in the District having recovered.
State’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 3635
Meanwhile Nagaland on Saturday reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total cases in the State to 3635. But with 2166 recoveries and 9 deaths, the number of active cases in the State is 1453.
Out of the 16 new cases, 12 were detected in Kohima (Armed Forces – 8, Traced Contacts – 3, Frontline Workers – 1), 2 in Tuensang (Returnees/Travelers – 2), one in Wokha (Armed Forces – 1) and one in Longleng (Returnees/Travelers – 1).
As per the severity of symptoms, 1432 active cases are asymptomatic, 20 are mild and one is moderate. The positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 care centres. Further, active surveillance and contact tracing is also in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
Out of the total 3635 positive cases so far, 1579 (43%) are from the Armed Forces; Returnees/Travelers – 1204 (33%), Traced Contacts – 612 (17%), and Frontline Workers – 240 (7%). (Page News Service)