Kohima: Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally increased to 32,247 on Thursday as 31 people tested positive for the infection, 25 more than the previous day and the highest this year, a health official said.

The state’s coronavirus death toll increased to 703 as a positive patient succumbed to the disease in Dimapur district. The state did not have any fatality for 11 days till Wednesday, he said.

Nagaland now has 82 active COVID-19 cases, while 30,382 people have recovered from the disease, including five in the last 24 hours, the official said.

Of the new infections on Thursday, 30 cases were reported in Dimapur district alone, the official said.

Altogether 1,080 coronavirus patients have migrated to other states to date.

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in Nagaland has fallen to 94.21 per cent from 94.29 per cent on the previous day.

As many as 832 beneficiaries in the age group of 15-18 years were inoculated in the state on Wednesday, the health official said.

A total of 13,39,570 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to 7,60,789 people in the state thus far.

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