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Nagaland COVID tally spikes to 12,536


Kohima, April 17: Detection of 32 fresh COVID-19 infections on Saturday pushed the tally of confirmed cases in Nagaland to 12,536, said a Health official.

“32 positive cases of COVID-19 reported today. Dimapur-23, Mokokchung-4, Kohima-3, Phek-2,” said Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet.
The caseload includes 12,102 recovered persons and 167 active patients, he informed.
The recovery rate has come down to 96.54 percent from Friday’s 96.78 percent, said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.
The death toll in the State is 94, including 10 with co-morbidities, he said.
A total of 173 patients have migrated to other States, he added.
Among the active patients, 20 are with mild and moderate symptoms while 147 are asymptomatic patients, he said.
Vaccination: Nagaland had administered a total of 1,45,858 doses of Covishield to 1,13,473 persons as of April 16, said State Immunization Officer Dr Ritu Thurr.
Out of the total persons vaccinated in the State 42,478 are frontline workers, 13,331 healthcare professionals, 30,398 senior citizens and 27,286 people above 45 years with specified co-morbidities, he said.

Among those inoculated 20,857 frontline workers, 9,091 healthcare workers, 1,656 senior citizens and 781 persons above 45 years with co-morbidities have received the second shot of COVID-19 vaccine completing the full course of vaccination, said Dr Thurr. (Page News Service)