Kohima, December 5: A day after recording all-time high COVID-19 recovery rate, Nagaland on Saturday reported nil recoveries but the state’s caseload surged to 11,340 with detection of 35 fresh cases, a health official said.
A total of 35 fresh infections were detected today – 35 in Kohima and one in Kiphire district, said Director of Health Department, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The caseload in Nagaland includes 10,649 recovered persons while 511 are active, he said.
Altogether 68 COVID-19 infected patients have died in the State, of which 58 are due to contagion, 7 had comorbidities and death of 3 patients is under investigation, he said.
Another 112 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
The nil recovery for the day has brought down the recovery rate in the State from Friday’s 94.19% to 93.9%.
The district wise distribution of confirmed cases are Dimapur (6,240), Kohima (3,412), Mon 600, Peren (479), Tuensang (226), Zunheboto (140), Mokokchung (123), Phek (44), Wokha (31), Kiphire (27) and Longleng (18).
Out of the confirmed cases, the segregated data comprises 4,574 armed forces personnel, 4,435 Traced Contacts, 1,784 returnees from other States and 547 frontline workers, he said.
State Capital Kohima has the highest number of active cases at 286, followed by Dimapur 145, then Tuensang (30), Peren (26), Mon (17), Mokokchung (2), Wokha (2), Kiphire (2) and Zunheboto (1).
Among the active, 56 patients are with mild and moderate symptoms, while one is severe on oxygen and seven are critical in ICU, he said. Altogether 447 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
The recovered persons are Dimapur (5,983), Kohima (3,089), Mon (565), Peren (460), Tuensang (195), Zunheboto (136), Mokokchung (116), Phek (44), Wokha (28), Kiphire (24) and Longleng (9).
So far, a total of 1,14,417 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland, including 69,887 through RT-PCR, 36,149 on TrueNat and 8,381 on Rapid Antigen Test, said Dr Hangsing.
Positivity among taxi drivers increases
Meanwhile, Principal Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Vizolie Z. Suokhrie while stating that positivity among taxi drivers have increased in the last two weeks to 17 cases asked taxi drivers and passengers to wear a mask, leave windows open, use hand sanitizers and limit passengers as per SOP.
Taxi drivers should not crowd together at taxi stands and this needs to be enforced by the competent agencies, he said.
The Principal Director also maintained that positivity in Flu Clinics continues to increase which is worrisome as these people do not fall under contact tracing.
Maintaining that the main mode of transmission is from person to person, Dr Suokhrie said everyone should strictly follow the 3 Ws – Wash Hands, Watch Distance and Wear Mask) and avoid the 3 Cs – Crowded places, Close Contact Setting and Confined settings.
This is the only proven preventive measure till date, he said. (Page News Service)