DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 5: Nagaland saw a fall in weekly sample positivity rate from 19.1% to 13.2% this week (Jan. 30-Feb.4). The biggest fall in weekly sample positivity rate was reported from Dimapur from 23.2% to 15.4%.
Only 3 districts in the State showed weekly positivity rate of more than 10% – Dimapur, Kohima and Tuensang.
According to the COVID-19 weekly bulletin issued by the State Health Department, 570 new COVID-19 cases were reported during the week, with more than 70% of cases from Dimapur alone. Out of the 570 new cases, 65% were detected from self-tests/symptomatic based testing and 21% were among travelers.
Six COVID-19 deaths were reported during the week. All 6 deaths had co-morbidities and only one was fully vaccinated. “Vaccination of those with co-morbidities remains the most important measure to reduce deaths”, the bulletin said.
38 new COVID-19 hospital admissions were also recorded from COVID-19 hospitals during the week.
The Health Department informed that in the third wave (since Jan ’22), 79% of patients have been classified under mild category, 12% under moderate and 8% as severe. Severe category was 27% in the Delta wave.
Meanwhile more than 14.8 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the State including 49,659 doses among teenagers.
(Page News Service)