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Nagaland records decline in weekly COVID cases; Samples tests also decrease

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 26: For the fourth consecutive week, Nagaland recorded a decline in the 7-day data of new COVID cases.
According to the weekly COVID bulletin issued by Health Department, 55 new cases were reported last week (February 19-25) with a sample positivity rate of 1.9%.
The week prior to that, Nagaland had registered 223 new cases.
This decline in the number of positive cases is also explained by the fact that for the past three weeks, the number of samples tested in a week has also decreased.
Meanwhile, in the last week, all districts reported weekly sample positivity rate of less than 5%.
“However, masking is strongly advised in public places along with COVID-19 vaccination”, the Department stated.
Last week, one COVID-19 death was reported at Dimapur.
“The patient had co-morbidities and was not vaccinated. Vaccination including precautionary (3rd dose) dose among the high risk (elderly and those with co-morbidities) is most essential to reduce deaths and hospital admissions as COVID-19 disease is here to stay. COVID-19 hospital admissions continue to show a declining trend. Eight admissions were recorded from the week (Dimapur-7, Longleng-1)”, it added.
According to the Department, 4.59 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Nagaland till date since the start of the pandemic.
Testing remains a vital strategy to reduce transmission and mortality, it stated.
(Page News Service)

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