State's tally has spiked to 988

Kohima: Ten new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Sunday, taking the state’s toll to 988. The new cases were declared as positive out of 79 samples that were sent for testing. Out of the ten new cases, six are from Kohima, two from Mokokchung and one each from Dimapur and Longleng.

Of the new cases detected on Sunday, one is a security person, four are returnees and five are persons traced through contacts of positive cases. It is for the first time that a person above the age of 75 years has tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

Another 13 persons recovered from COVID-19 on Sunday. Out of the 13 patients who recovered from COVID-19, two are from Dimapur, three from Kohima, and eight from Mon. With that, Mon district recorded its first recovery cases on Sunday out of 83 positive cases detected in the district.

With the addition of the new COVID-19 cases and recovered cases, Nagaland’s status for COVID-19 is:

Confirmed: 988

Active: 543

Recovered: 445

Death: 0

As per the severity of symptoms out of the 543 active cases, 539 persons are asymptomatic, two are mild symptomatic and two are moderate symptomatic. The recovery rate also increased to 45% on Sunday as compared to 44% on Saturday.

Meanwhile, out of the total of 988 confirmed cases, 704 are returnees, 241 are armed forces, 28 are frontline workers and 15 are through traced contacts.

As per the age wise distribution, a total of 910 persons are between 18-44 years comprising 92.1% of the total cases, 55 persons between 45-64 years comprises of 5.6%, 20 persons between 1-17 years comprise 2%, two persons between 65-74 years comprise 0.2%, and one persons above 75 years comprise 0.1% of the total positive cases.

As per the gender-based distribution of total confirmed cases, 77% are male and 22.6% are female. Till Sunday, 765 males and 223 females have tested positive

According to the health and family welfare’s weekly bulletin, a “good proportion of cases in the armed forces (comprising all males) and discipline in the quarantine centers are important factors for the skewed male-female ratio”.

As per the findings of the medical department in the past week, the armed forces– comprising of the military and paramilitary forces, have contributed to 24% of the cases. All confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state are linked epidemiologically which means there is no community transmission, it said.

Classification of positive cases

Till date, a total of 18,465 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR. Results of 17,517 samples have been received. Out of the 11,137 samples received, a total of 11,087 samples have been tested at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and out of which 579 samples have tested positive.

In addition, a total of 12,103 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat. 11,463 samples have tested negative, and 365 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. A total of 2,942 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine, informed Principal Secretary Home Abhijit Sinha.

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