Nagaland COVID: Daily positivity rate dips to 7.59pc

Dimapur, June 11 (MExN): Nagaland reported 116 new COVID-19 cases out of 1,527 samples that were tested on Friday. The daily positivity rate was at 7.59 percent, as per updates from the health department.

Out of the fresh cases, 69 were attributed to traced contacts, 40 from self tests and random tests, five to returnees/travellers and two were front line workers. Tuensang district reported the highest number of new cases with 34, followed by Kohima (26), Dimapur (19), Mokokchung (15), Phek (10), Zunheboto (5), Longleng (3), Mon (2), Peren (1) and Wokha (1). 

A total of 4 fatalities were reported on Friday from Kohima (2), Mokokchung (1) and Dimapur (1), taking the death toll to 431. The state also reported 209 recoveries from the infection in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries to 18,587. 

With this, the tally of infections rose to 23,466, out which 3,777 are active cases and 647 ‘migrated’ cases.

As per severity of symptoms among the active cases, 3,505 cases were asymptomatic, 170 mild symptomatic, 51 were moderate on oxygen, 27 were severe on oxygen, 18 were in ICU without ventilator and 6 were on ventilator. 

According to the health department’s daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Dimapur has the highest number of active cases with 1,982 cases, followed by Kohima with 697, and Mokokchung with 549. Among the other districts, Tuensang has seen a significant increase in active cases with 198 at present, Wokha (77), Zunheboto (75), Mon (65), Phek (60), Longleng (31), Kiphire (30) and Peren (13).


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