DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 27: The overall COVID-19 positivity rate of Nagaland continued to remain a significantly higher than the national average, according to the Health department’s weekly data.
During the past week (as of February 26), Nagaland recorded only 7 new COVID-19 cases at the weekly positivity rate of 1%.
However, the State’s overall positivity rate was recorded at 9.39% which is considerably higher than the national median of 5.13%. The mortality rate was 0.66% against the national average of 1.42%.
Nagaland’s rate of tests per thousand population was 63.67 while the national rate was more than double at 159.35.
Out of the 7 new cases recorded, 3 were armed forces/security personnel, 2 traced contacts and 2 travellers.
COVID-19 cases surge in India
India is seeing a surge in cases for the past week from states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, it informed.
“ICMR has clarified that there is no linkage between surge in COVID-19 cases with the mutant strains N440K and E484Q detected in several states of India since last year. Complacency, opening of local transport and institutions, and deviation from COVID-19 appropriate behaviours are responsible for the surge in cases as COVID-19 comes in waves after waves. Several states have made negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test mandatory for people coming from the affected states,” the department stated. (Page News Service)