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Nagaland COVID-19 tally 12054

DIMAPUR, JAN 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/16/2021 12:24:56 PM IST

Nagaland on Saturday recorded 15 new COVID-19 positive  cases-- 11 in Kohima, 3 in Mokokchung and 1 in Dimapur, taking the tally to 12054.

In its weekly bulletin, Health & Family Welfare department expressed serious concern that the uncontrolled spread among the age group of 21-40 years was increasing risk in the higher age groups.

The department also said that a super spreader event was reported during the week. “The recent spread in a convent following the festive season is worrisome,” it said.

PTI adds: India’s COVID-19 caseload climbed to 1,05,42,841 Saturday with 15,158 more people testing positive while recoveries surged to 1,01,79,715, Health ministry stated.

The country’s death toll increased to 1,52,093 with 175 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,79,715, pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.56 per cent. The country’s COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

The country’s active caseload remained below 3 lakh on Saturday.

There are 2,11,033 active coronavirus infections in the country which constitute 2 per cent of the total caseload, the data showed.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

It went past  60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and crossed the one crore-mark on December 19.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 18,57,65,491 samples had been tested up to January 15, with 8,03,090 tested on Friday alone.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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