Nagaland COVID-19 tally rises to 3340
Dimapur, August 15: Nagaland on Saturday reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total cases in the State to 3340. But with 8 deaths and 1321 recoveries, the number of active cases in the State is 2005.
The 18 new cases were detected from 348 samples tested.
Out of the 18 new cases, 16 were detected in Kohima (Traced Contacts – 12, Returnees – 2, Frontline workers – 2); and one each in Wokha and Tuensang (both returnees).
Out of the 3340 total COVID-19 cases in the State, 1468 (44%) are from the Armed Forces; 1161 (35%) are returnees; 445 (13%) are traced contacts; 212 (6%) are frontline workers and others (cases related to NLA, Raj Bhavan, patients excluding returnees) – 54 (2%).
As per the severity of symptoms, 2001 active cases are asymptomatic, 3 cases are moderate and one case is mild. 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.
Doubling time is 14 days
The current doubling time of COVID-19 cases in the State is 14 days. Last week it was 18 days. On July 31, the State had 1693 cases which doubled to 3322 cases by August 14.
Nagaland is recording a 39% recovery rate, which is much lower than the national recovery rate of 67%. State health authorities attributed the lesser recovery rate in the State to stricter policy of discharge in Nagaland where a negative test is still mandatory to be considered recovered. The MoHFW, GoI SOP do not ask/require a negative test for discharge of mild and symptomatic cases.
(Page News Service)