Kohima: Since the first case of COVID-19 recovery was reported in the state on June 6, the number of recovered cases have been increasing. 11 more persons recovered from COVID-19 on Tuesday, the present recovery rate is at 57%.
Of the 11 recent recovery cases, five are from Dimapur district hospital, four from AR Hospital in Dimapur and two from Kohima.
Out of a total of 179 COVID-19 cases, 103 persons have recovered from COVID-19 till Tuesday, making it the third consecutive day in which the number of recovered cases have surpassed active cases.
The recovery rate first surpassed the COVID-19 active cases on Sunday when the number of recovered cases rose to 88, leaving the number of active cases at 80–out of the total of 168.
Even as the total of COVID-19 cases spiked to 177 on Monday, 92 were recovered cases, and 85 were active cases. While two new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Tuesday morning taking the state’s tally to 179 COVID-19 cases, 11 persons have reportedly recovered, leaving the number of active cases at 76.
Taking to twitter, Health minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted: “11 more patients have tested negative of COVID-19 in their second test.
5 from DH, Dimapur, 4 from AR Hospital, Dmp & 2 from Kohima. All patients are shifted to COVID-19 care centre for observation.
Update at 6:35 PM, 16th June 2020.”
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary Home Abhijit Sinha informed that all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 79 active cases are asymptomatic.
He informed that as per the distribution of the 179 cases by age, there are four cases between 0-17 years, 169 cases between 18-44 years, four cases between 45-64 years and two cases between 65-74 years.
As per the distribution of gender, there are 111 males and 68 females. Till date, a total of 6,987 samples have been tested and the results of 5,582 samples have been received, and 1,405 samples are awaited.
The BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) has so far tested 3,607 samples out of the total of 6,987 samples, of which 135 samples tested positive, Sinha informed.
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