3 deaths in Dimapur take toll to 98
Kohima, April 24: Nagaland COVID-19 tally crossed the 13,000 mark on Saturday with the detection of 114 fresh cases during the last 24 hours, a health official said.
“114 +ve cases of COVID-19 reported today. 101 in Dimapur, 5 in Kohima, 7 in Phek and 2 in Mokokchung ,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
This is the biggest single day spike of COVID-19 cases in the State for the year. The previous high was 107 on March 31.
With today’s fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 13,003, the Minister said.
There was no report of any patient’s recovery during the day keeping the number of recovered persons at 12,117 while the active patients have shot up to 555, he said.
The recovery rate in the State has come down to 93.2% from Friday’s 94.01% while it had gone up to 97.98% on March 19, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
Demise of three COVID-19 patient during the last 24 hours in Dimapur district has increased the death toll in the State to 98, including 10 with comorbidities and three under investigation to find the cause, he said.
Among the active patients, 64 are with mild symptoms, 14 though moderate are on oxygen and four are severe on oxygen while 473 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
A total of 1,43,272 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland so far. It includes 77,334 on RT-PCR, 37,902 on TrueNat and 28,036 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Kikon. (Page News Service)