Kohima: Nagaland‘s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 16,890 on Wednesday as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 338 new cases, health minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

Of the fresh cases, 184 were reported from Dimapur, 87 from Kohima, 18 from Tuensang, 15 from Mon, nine from Mokokchung, six each from Longleng, Kiphire and Phek, three from Zunheboto and two each from Wokha and Paren, he said.

The addition took the state’s tally of active cases to 3,297 despite 98 patients — 44 from Kohima, 33 from Dimapur, 18 from Tuensang, two from Zunheboto and one from Phek — recovering from COVID-19. 

As per the severity of symptoms among the active cases, 2,964 are asymptomatic, 184 are mild symptomatic, 64 are moderate on oxygen, 70 are severe on oxygen, five are in ICU without ventilator and 10 are in ICU on ventilator. 

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Meanwhile, nine COVID-19 related deaths were also been reported in the state on Wednesday taking the death toll to 154. Besides these, a total of 11 COVID-19 patients passed away in the state but the deaths are not due to COVID-19.

The latest COVID-19 status in the state is as:

Confirmed: 16,890

Recovered: 12, 877

Active cases: 3,297

Deaths: 154

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