Kohima: Another 123 persons from Nagaland recovered on Saturday. With this, the total number of recovered cases reached 1,321. Out of the new recovered cases, 68 are from Kohima, 54 from Dimapur and one from Mokokchung.
As reported earlier, 18 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Of the new cases, 12 persons from Kohima are through traced contacts, four are returnees — two from Kohima, one each from Wokha and Tuensang. Two frontline workers also tested positive for COVID-19. Significantly, no single case were detected from the armed forces.
However, positive cases among the armed forces remain the highest with a total of 1,468 cases. A total of 1,161 returnees tested positive till date. The number of positive cases among traced contacts spiked to 445. A total of 212 frontline workers and 54 others also tested positive for COVID-19.
As per the health department’s weekly bulletin, a total of 49,534 samples were tested till Friday. Up to 29,358 samples were tested by RT-PCR and 20,176 samples by Truenat.
An additional 2,008 samples from confirmed positive cases were also retested. The average positivity rate is 6.7 as against India’s 8.89. The current doubling time is 14 days. According to the health department, it has reduced from 18 days in the previous week.
Majority of cases are in the 18-44 age group and most cases are asymptomatic cases. The youngest positive case is a five month-old female who is asymptomatic and doing well. The median age of positive cases is 31 years with a range from five months to 93 years.
A total of 11,597 contacts have been traced by the surveillance teams out of which 3,556 are listed as primary contacts till Friday. Among the frontline workers, 24% of the positives are medical professionals.
The COVID-19 staus in Nagaland as on Saturday is:
Death: 7 (One death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19. Therefore, it is not reflected in the tally)
Deaths are confirmed and certified by the State COVID-19 Death Review Committee as Covid-19 death. The morality rate in the state is 0.21%. As per the severity of symptoms, 2,001 are asymptomatic, one from Wokha is symptomatic and three from Dimapur are moderate symptomatic.