Nagaland reports 118 new COVID-19 cases, 65 recoveries

Source: Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Department of Health and Family Welfare
Source: Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Department of Health and Family Welfare

Dimapur, October 18 (MExN): Another 118 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Nagaland on Sunday pushing the state’s tally to 7,816. 

The fresh cases include 93 from Dimapur, 13 from Kohima, nine from Mon and three from Peren district, according to the daily bulletin from the Department of Health and Family Welfare’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. 

A total of 65 recoveries were also reported as of 3:00 pm on October 18, of which 43 were from Kohima, 21 from Dimapur and one from Longleng. 

With this, the state now has 1,582 active cases and a total of 6,141 recoveries.

As per segregation of cases, 3,477 were among armed forces/security personnel, 2,353 from traced contacts, 1,601 from returnees or travellers and 385 from front line workers.

Among the districts, Dimapur remains the worst-affected with 1,058 active cases, followed by Kohim with 326 active cases at present. Mokokchung has 58 active cases, Mon 55, Tuensang 34, Peren 24, Zunheboto seven, Longleng three and Phek one. 

As of Sunday, Wokha and Kiphire districts did not have any active cases.

As per severity of symptoms, the bulletin stated that 1,522 cases are asymptomatic, 41 are mild, 11 are moderate on oxygen, five are severe on oxygen, two cases are in Critical-ICU with oxygen and one is on ventilator.

A total of 21 patients have died of COVID-19, 6 deaths were COVID positive but ‘not COVID related,’ while probe is underway to determine the cause of one other fatality, the bulletin stated. Altogether 65 COVID-19 patients have migrated to other states.