Kohima: The state’s health and family welfare department on Saturday expressed alarm at the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 among 21-40 years. Among the traced contacts, the most affected age group is 21-30 years at 26%, the department said.

Among traced contacts, persons from 31-40 years comprise 25% of the total, followed by 41-50 years at 15%, 11-20 years at 13%, 51-60 years at 9%, 0.1-10 years at 7%, 61-98 years at 6%.

While the positivity rate in the state increased from 3% to 7% in the past week, the overall positivity rate remains at 9.8%. This indicates that the sample positivity rate in Nagaland remains one of the highest in the country.

The positivity rate among household contacts stands at 29%, government employees at 23%, and students at 19%. Symptomatic, pre-op screening, travel purposes coming to Flu clinics stands at 14% with an increase of 1% which according to the health department is a concern. It added that the recent spread in a convent following the festive season is also worrisome.

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Meanwhile, 15 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 12,054. Among new cases, 11 are from Kohima, three are from Mokokchung, and one is from Dimapur.

In the past week, the state recorded five COVID-19 deaths. So far, the state has reported 88 deaths of which 10 are not related to COVID-19. 59 per cent of deaths are below 60 years. The most commonly affected age group is 40-49 years and 30-39 years.

As per the health department, multiple comorbidities are associated with a single patient. The most common comorbidities are diabetes and hypertension. The current recovery rate in the state is 97%.

The state has 117 active cases of which 102 are asymptomatic, seven are mild symptomatic, four are moderate on oxygen, two are severe on oxygen, one is critical in ICU with oxygen, and one is on a ventilator.

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