KOHIMA, JANUARY 14: Detection of 32 fresh cases on Thursday pushed Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally to 12,035.
“32 positive cases of #COVID-19 have been detected today. Kohima-28, Dimapur-3, Mokokchung-1. Also 11 +ve patients have recovered. Kohima-9, Dimapur1, Mokokchung-1 each,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom.
Of the total cases, 11,685 have recuperated, while 124 are active patients, said Phom.
Altogether 86 people have succumbed to the virus, out of which 76 are due to contagion and 10 had co-morbidities, said Director of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Denis Hangsing in the daily COVID-19 bulletin. Another 140 patients have migrated to other states, he said.
The district wise distribution of confirmed cases are Dimapur (6,449), Kohima (3,759), Mon (605), Peren (504), Tuensang (244), Mokokchung (186), Zunheboto (142), Phek (47), Kiphire (41), Wokha (39) and Longleng (19).
Out of the confirmed cases, 4,955 are traced contacts, 4,659 are armed forces personnel, 1,849 returnees from other States and 572 frontline workers, he said.
The district wise active cases are Dimapur (68), Kohima (44), Mokokchung (7), Peren (2), Mon (2) and Longleng (1).
Among the active cases, 11 patients are with mild and moderate symptoms, two severe cases are on oxygen and two are on ventilators, he said. Altogether 109 persons are asymptomatic, he said.
A total of 1,22,578 suspected COVID-19 samples have been tested in Nagaland so far, including 72,791 on RT-PCR, 36,901 on TrueNat and 12,886 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr Hangsing said.
Meanwhile, replying to media queries on the reduced number of daily tests in the State, Principal Director of HFW, Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie said that the sample collections have gone down due to reluctance of people to come forward for testing, while those found positive are reluctant to reveal their contact for tracing.
This could be primarily because of the stigma against COVID-19 infection, which needs to be done away with, said Dr Suokhrie. (Page News Service)