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Nagaland weekly COVID-19 deaths increase by 272%

  • Records biggest weekly jump in cases till date
  • Kohima has highest positivity rate at 33%

Dimapur, May 15: Nagaland is seeing an unprecedented rise in weekly COVID-19 deaths at 272%, and the State is also reporting a weekly 22% growth rate of new COVID cases.

As per data in the weekly COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State Health & Family Welfare Department, Nagaland recorded 22% jump in weekly COVID-19 cases, with 1951 cases reported this week (May 8-14), making it the biggest weekly spike in infection till date.
Deaths too saw the sharpest ever rise of 272%, with 67 fatalities during the week (May 8-14), which again is the highest death toll recorded in a single week.

Covid deaths 14 may

Last week (May 1-7), the number of positive cases was 1604 and number of deaths reported was 18.
The positivity rate in the State saw a decline from last week’s high of 34% to 23%. The decline in weekly positivity rate, which is a good news, however, appears to be due to higher number of sample tested this week, which was 8385, compared to last week’s 4781 samples tested.
Out of the 1951 new cases reported in the week, Dimapur District accounts for over 56% of the cases at 1112. The weekly positivity rate in Dimapur is also high at 31%.
However, the district with the highest positive rate in the State is Kohima at 33%. Out of 1789 samples tested in the district in the week, 586 positive cases were detected, which translates to 33% positivity rate.
Zunheboto District also has a high positivity rate of 25%, which means one out of every 4 people tested is positive.
Kohima District is also reporting a high positivity rate from random sampling at 56%, which means one out of two random samples is positive. Out of 433 random samples taken in Kohima so far, 242 had tested positive.
Dimapur District is also reporting bulk of the State’s deaths toll, accounting for 82%. Out of the 67 deaths reported this week, 55 were from Dimapur District.

Out of 252 weekly Covid-19 hospital admissions in the State, 79% were reported from Dimapur district with 201 hospital admissions. Dimapur also has 63% of the active cases in the State.
The weekly bulletin informed that fever, cough, body ache and breathlessness are most common symptoms reported among confirmed cases in the State, and called upon all with any of the reported symptoms to isolate and get tested.
(Page News Service)