Kohima: As 42 more COVID-19 patients recovered from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the recovery rate in the state increased slightly to 47. 95%. Among the new recovered cases, 30 are from Dimapur, seven from Wokha and five from Kohima.
Earlier on Wednesday, 38 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the state, of which 17 are through traced contacts — 15 from Dimapur and two from Kohima, 13 are armed forces from Dimapur, four are frontline workers from Kohima and four are returnees — one each from Dimapur, Kohima, Kiphire and Wokha.
Overall, a total of 1,561 armed forces personnel, 1,189 returnees, 516 traced contacts, 238 frontline workers and 54 others have tested positive for COVID-19. The armed forces comprises the highest number with 44%.
As per principal director H&FW Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie, there is a trend among the army and para-military forces. However, according to how the situation is progressing, the trend is coming into contact tracing where many people are able to be traced.
Dr Vizolie also said that frontline workers are “another group of people who are really very vulnerable to COVID-19”. “Despite having all the precautions, maybe sometimes there might be some breach of PPE usage. But apart from that including drivers, police, health workers etc. we have some few positive cases,” he said.
He also revealed that so far three doctors, two nurses, one pharmacist, and few sweepers and medical attendants have tested positive for COVID-19. “But one thing I want to reassure you is that this has not dampened the enthusiasm of the health workers or frontline workers. Those who recovered from the Covid have rejoined duties and are giving their best,” he said.
The COVID-19 status in Nagaland as on Wednesday is:
Death: 7 (One death which is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19 is not reflected in the tally)
Out of the 1,838 active cases of COVID-19, 1,835 are asymptomatic cases and three are moderate symptomatic cases.