Kohima: The weekly COVID-19 positivity rate in the Nagaland increased to 8% this week compared to 6% last week.

Four districts in total has reported a weekly positivity rate of more than 10%: Kohima (22%), Mokokchung (17%), Longleng (11%), and Kiphire (12%).

“Weekly new cases have increased for the first time in 7 weeks. The state remains yet again at an overly critical juncture,” the health department informed.

Data released by the health department showed that 79 admissions to COVID-19 hospitals were made in the past week. It informed that hospital admissions remained constant for the last 5 weeks and do not show a decline.

It also informed that 99.5% of COVID-19 deaths in Nagaland are not fully vaccinated and 88% of deaths were not vaccinated even by a single dose and even among those who were vaccinated by a single dose, it is not determined yet if 2 weeks had passed after the vaccination.

Meanwhile, total confirmed cases in Nagaland increased to 26,576 after 100 fresh cases were detected on Saturday. As another five COVID-19 deaths have been reported, the death toll increased to 510. However, the total number of recovered cases increased to 24,205 as 60 patients recovered from COVID-19 on Saturday.



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