Nagaland COVID-19 tally 3635

Nagaland COVID-19 tally 3635
DIMAPUR, AUG 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/22/2020 12:30:32 PM IST

Recovery exceeds active caseload

Nagaland registered 16 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday-- 12 in Kohima, 2 in Tuensang, 1 each in Wokha and Longleng-- taking the state’s tally to 3,635 cases. 

For the first time, the recovered cases exceeded the active cases, the Health department said in its weekly bulletin, adding, the recovery rate increased to 57% from 36% as on August 21.

The Health department also informed that the positivity rate was at 6.4% as against India’s rate of 8.6%. As on August 22, there were 1,453 active cases, 2166 recovered, 9 deaths and 7 migrated.

As per the severity of symptoms, 1,432 active cases were asymptomatic, 20 mild and 1 moderate case. Further, out of the 3,635 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people include 1,579 cases from the Armed Forces, 1,204 cases of Returnees, 240 cases of Frontline Workers and 612 cases of Traced Contacts.

The department said that 82% of the confirmed cases were males, where armed forces contribute the maximum number of cases.

Meanwhile, a total of 34,569 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 33,157 samples have been received. In addition, a total of 21,856 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat. 

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