Kohima: The health and family welfare of Nagaland on Tuesday confirmed that four out of the five deaths reported in the state is related to COVID-19. However, the death of one “Covid-19 positive patient is not due to Covid-19.”
The official update after five deaths were reported in the state. Investigations were on to identify the cause of death.
Five deaths were reported from Dimapur on Tuesday, out of which two are from Dimapur District Hospital, and one each from Dimapur Paid Quarantine centre, Dimapur Nikos Hospital and Medzhiphema CHC in Dimapur.
The death of a 32-year-old COVID-19 positive woman from a paid quarantine centre in Dimapur is not due to complications arising from the virus clarified the government.
As reported earlier Nagaland recorded the second biggest single day spike on Tuesday with 75 new cases of COVID-19, taking the state’s toll to 1460.
Out of the 75 new cases, 13 are returnees, 32 are from the armed forces, 10 are frontline workers, 19 are traced contacts, and one person is from outside the state who entered Tuensang.
In total, 871 returnees, 463 armed forces, 58 frontline workers, 67 traced contacts and one person in “Other” category (as mentioned above) have tested positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, another eight persons have recovered from COVID-19 on Tuesday increasing the number of recovered cases to 577.
The COVID-19 status as on Tuesday is:
*There has been 1 death which was COVID-19 positive, but the death is not related to COVID-19.
As per the severity of symptoms out of the 878 active cases, 875 active cases are asymptomatic and 2 active cases are mild and 1 active case is moderate.
As per the gender based distribution out of the total confirmed cases, 1190 are male and 270 are female. As per the age wise distribution of the total confirmed cases, 33 are between 0-17 years, 1281 between 18-44 years, 138 between 45-64 years, four between 65-74 years, and four above the age of 75.
Till date, a total of 22,392 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and the results of 20,706 samples have been received. Out of the 15,343 samples received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), a total of 13,603 samples have been tested and 981 samples have tested positive.
In addition, a total of 15,277 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and 528 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. A total of 2,500 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.