Nagaland: 3 more COVID-19 deaths confirmed; Death toll touches 36
Kohima:Three more COVID-19 related deaths have been confirmed in Nagaland on Monday taking the death toll to 36. All three deceased are from Dimapur.
As per the district-wise distribution of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state, 27 deaths are from Dimapur, six from Kohima, one each Mon, Mokokchung, and Wokha.
Overall, 44 COVID-19 patients have succumbed to the virus in Nagaland. Among these deaths, 36 are COVID-19 related, six are not related to COVID-19, and two fatalities are still under investigation. All COVID-19 deaths are certified by the state death committee as per ICMR and WHO ICD 10 guideline.
Dimapur continues to hold the record for the highest number of COVID-19 positive cases and COVID-19 deaths in the state. As reported earlier, the principal director of health and family welfare Dr Vizolie Suokhrie said that COVID-19 mortality rate in the state is increasing due to late detection of positive cases.
The health official had recommended early testing (detection) and early diagnosis (of COVID-19 infected patients) to avoid co-morbidities and fatalities.
On Monday, a total of 21 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected, of which 12 are from Kohima, eight are from Dimapur, and one is from Mokokchung.
The total number of positive cases in the state surged to 9,096. A total of 7,606 patients out of the total have recovered. There are 1,363 active cases.
As per the severity of symptoms among the active cases, 1,296 active cases are asymptomatic, 42 active cases are mild, 12 active cases are moderate on oxygen, six active cases are severe on oxygen, six active cases are critical with oxygen, and one active case is on ventilator.
As per the state's health department, by September-end, the number of symptomatic cases among the COVID-19 patients in the state has witnessed a sharp increase.
Further, out of 9,096 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 3,950 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,658 cases of Returnees, 3,043 cases of Traced Contacts and 445 cases of Frontline Workers.
Principal secretary Home Abhijit Sinha informed that a total of 62,422 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 61,035 samples have been received.
In addition, a total of 33,787 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 33,759 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test, 4,042 samples have been tested.