Nagaland records more recoveries than new infections, tally rises to 23,051


Kohima: Nagaland on Tuesday reported more COVID-19 recoveries than fresh cases for the third consecutive day as 153 patients were cured of the disease while 133 fresh infections have pushed the tally to 23,051, a health official said. The demise of three coronavirus patients two in Kohima and one in Mon district has increased the death toll to 432, of which 14 were related to other diseases, the official said.

“133 positive cases detected today 36 in Dimapur, 28 Mokokchung, 27 Wokha, 16 Kohima, 8 Mon, 7 Phek, 5 Longleng, 3 each in Kiphire & Zunheboto,” said State Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Project Dr. Nyanthung Kikon in the daily COVID-19 bulletin.

He also said that 153 positive patients 46 Dimapur, 37 Mokokchung, 28 Tuensang, 9 Zunheboto, 7 each in Kohima & Longleng, 6 Phek, 3 Wokha recovered during the day taking the number of recovered persons to 17,296, improving the recovery rate in the state to 75.03 per cent on Tuesday from 74.80 per cent on Monday.

At present, there are 4,676 active cases.

Altogether 647 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states, he said.

A total of 2,01,474 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far in Nagaland. It includes 92,274 on RT-PCR, 57,355 on TrueNat, and 51,845 on Rapid Antigen Test, Dr. Kikon said.

As of Monday, Nagaland has administered a total of 2,97,799 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 2,43,551 persons, said State Immunisation Officer Dr. Ritu Thurr.

As many as 54,248 beneficiaries have received both doses of the vaccine. PTI