111 new cases, Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally at 8626

Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 25

A day after the state Health Department’s ominous  word of caution that the coming winter months will be critical in determining the fate of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland, 111 new COVID-19 cases were added to the state’s increasing tally. 

The new cases were reported from seven districts including Dimapur with 50 cases, Kohima 29, Mon 23, Kiphire six, while Mokokchung, Peren and Wokha reported one case each. 

According to the daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Department Health and Family Welfare, 66 of the new cases were from traced contacts, 33 from armed forces/security personnel, four from returnees/travellers and eight from front line workers.

As per the data, 55 recoveries were also recorded in the last 24 hours out of which 27 were from Kohima, 15 from Dimapur, five each from Mon and Tuensang while three were from Peren. 

With this, the number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,865 out of a total 8,626 confirmed cases. The total number of recoveries in the state now stands at 6,653

Classification of active cases
As per severity of cases, 1,790 active cases have been classified as asymptomatic. Among the symptomatic cases, 57 are ‘mild’; eight are ‘moderate on oxygen’; two are ‘severe on oxygen’; two are in ‘Critical ICU- without oxygen’; three in ‘Critical ICU- with oxygen’ and three are in ‘Critical ICU- on ventilator.’

Among the districts, Dimapur has the highest number of active cases with 1,372 which is 73.56 % of the active cases.
Kohima follows with 297 active cases, Mon-71, Mokokchung -62, Tuensang- 20, Peren- 19, Zunheboto- 13, Kiphire- 10 and Wokha with one active case.

Phek and Longleng currently have no active cases, as per the bulletin.

As of 3:00 pm on Sunday, one more death was added to the state’s tally of COVID-19 deaths which now stands at 25 and six more deaths are under investigation by the state death review committee.

Another six more deaths were classified as ‘not COVID related,’ while 71 cases have ‘migrated’ to other states.