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Kohima: COVID-19 death toll in Nagaland surged to 24 after two more deaths were certified by the state death committee as due to COVID-19 on Saturday, as per ICMR and WHO ICD 10 guideline.

Among the new COVID-19 deaths, one is from Dimapur and the other is from Wokha. With this, Wokha district reported its first COVID-19 death.

So far, 32 COVID-19 patients who tested positive have passed away. Out of the total reported death, 24 are COVID-19 related deaths, six deaths are not COVID-19 related, and another two deaths are under investigation.

According to the heath department, 59% of deaths are below 60 years of age. In regard to the deaths with comorbidities, 73% multiple comorbidities are associated with a single patient. The most common comorbidities are Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.

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Classification of the positive cases in the state

Meanwhile, a total of ­79 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been detected on Saturday out of which 23 are from Kohima, 44 are from Dimapur, one is from Kiphire, five are from Tuensang, four are from Zunheboto and 2 are from Mon.

The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 8,515. Out of these, the total recoveries so far are 6,598 and 1,815 are active cases. As per the severity of symptoms 1,727 active cases are asymptomatic, 66 active cases are mild, 16 active cases are moderate on oxygen, two active cases are severe on oxygen and four active cases are on ventilator.

The distribution of total positive cases across various categories of people are: 3,771 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,631 cases of Returnees, 2,713 cases of Traced Contacts and 400 cases of Frontline Workers.

A total of 59,789 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 58,494 samples have been received. In addition, a total 32,561 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 32,525 samples have been received. Through rapid antigen test, 3,477 samples have been tested, informed Home commissioner Abhijit Sinha.

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