Kohima: As random sampling continues across Nagaland, the state capital Kohima, in the past week, recorded a 56% positivity rate with 242 persons testing positive for COVID-19 out of 433 samples collected for testing.

Kohima district’s overall positivity rate is also high at 33%, the highest among all Nagaland districts. As per the health and family welfare department, the random testing positivity rate in Kiphire is 5%; 5% in Wokha; 3% in Longleng; 2% in Tuensang; 1% in Phek.

The districts of Mokokchung, Zunheboto, and Mon recorded no positive case from random sampling. The overall positivity rate from random sampling across various districts stands at 17%.

The state’s overall positivity rate is high at 23%. While Kohima records the highest positivity rate, the positivity rate in Dimapur is 31%, Zunheboto with 25%, Longleng with 11%, Phek and Peren with 10%, Wokha with 9%, Mon and Mokokchung with 5%, Kiphire with 7%, and Tuensang with 5%.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Nagaland recorded 304 new COVID-19 cases, which took the state’s tally to 17,835. The death toll also increased to 185 after six deaths were reported.

53 COVID-19 patients recovered on Saturday, increasing the number of recovered cases to 13,087. The active cases stand at 3,985.

Among the active cases, 3,624 are asymptomatic, 188 are mild symptomatic, 52 are moderate on oxygen, 90 are severe on oxygen, 18 are severe in ICU without a ventilator, and 13 are severe in ICU on a ventilator.

As per data provided by the health department, out of 252 weekly Covid-19 hospital admissions, 79% were from Dimapur. It informed that COVID-19 hospitals are reserved for those with moderate or severe cases



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