Nagaland in COVID stage-II outbreak

Nagaland in COVID stage-II outbreak
DIMAPUR, JUL 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/25/2020 12:59:46 PM IST

Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) department Saturday said that the Nagaland has entered  stage 2 of local transmission, while recovery rate was 43% as against India’s 60%.

The department, in its weekly report prepared by Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, explained that by ‘local transmission’, it meant that there were positive cases apart from people who had travelled from outside, but all cases linked epidemiologically/the source of infection is established. 

It went on to state that there are four stages of transmission for COVID-19: Stage I-- where all cases are imported or reported in travellers from outside; Stage 2-- local transmission; Stage 3-- community transmission, where the source of infection is not known and Stage 4-- The disease has become endemic to the region.

H&FW said the state recorded the highest single-day spike of 90 cases on July 23, with maximum cases from employees of a private sector company in quarantine. It took 13 days for the state to reach 100 cases from May 25 to June 6 and the current doubling rate was around 15 days, the department stated.

H&FW further claimed that tests per thousand in the state was 15, higher than the country’s testing rate of 11.77. Further, the department said that the state’s positivity rate was at 3.77 %, which was lower than the country’s rate of 8.43 %.

State COVID-19 tally 1289
DIMAPUR, JUL 25 (NPN): Nagaland on Saturday registered 50 fresh COVID positive cases while four deaths were also reported from Dimapur. However, Health department in an note stated that they were yet to establish whether the deaths were related to COVID-19 as investigation was on. With this the state’s total tally rose to 1289-- 744 active, 541 recovered and 4 deaths (under investigation).
Meanwhile, Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom also confirmed about the four deaths. He however, said that investigation was on and subject to further verification to establish the link with COVID-19.
Of the 50 cases, 20 were from Mon, Dimapur-19 , Kohima-7 and Mokokchung-4. Further, as per severity of symptoms of all positive cases, 740 were asymptomatic, 2 with mild symptoms, 1 moderate and 1 admitted to ICU on ventilator.

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