Nagaland: COVID-19 death toll rises to 44
Kohima: COVID-19 death toll continues to witness a gradual increase in Nagaland as four more deaths have been confirmed on Tuesday taking the death toll in the state to 44.
So far, 53 COVID-19 patients have died in the state. Of these deaths, the state's death review committee certified 44 deaths as due to COVID-19. While six deaths are not COVID-19-related death, another three deaths are still under investigation.
The state also continues to witness a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on a regular basis. Thirty-three fresh cases- nine from Kohima, 18 from Dimapur, one from Mokokchung, one from Peren and four from Mon were detected on Tuesday.
The addition of the new cases has taken the state's tally to 9,536. Out of the total cases reported, 8,505 are recovered cases. The active cases are 886. As per the severity of symptoms among the active cases, 828 active cases are asymptomatic, 33 active cases are mild, 10 active cases are moderate on oxygen, 10 active cases are severe on oxygen, two active cases are critical without oxygen and three active cases are on ventilator.
Further, out of 9,536 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 4,082 cases of Armed Forces/Police, 1,681 cases of Returnees, 3,306 cases of Traced Contacts and 467 cases of Frontline Workers.
A total of 64,500 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 63,392 samples have been received. In addition, a total 34,540 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 34,526 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 4,644 samples have been tested.