97 fresh Covid cases; Chümou Covid care centre activated

DIMAPUR, APR 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/21/2021 1:08:34 PM IST

Nagaland on Wednesday registered 97 new Covid-19 positive cases from across the State-- 49 in Dimapur, 46 in Kohima, 1 each in Mokokchung and Tuensang. With this the active cases rose to 347. 

With the recovery of four more patients on Wednesday, the total of those who have recuperated from the infection rose to 12114. 
Meanwhile, on April 19, out of 257 passengers that arrived Dimapur by air and tests conducted on 44, report of 16 returned positive for Covid-19. On April 20, 373 passengers had arrived, out of which tests were conducted on 81; on April 21 out of the 258 passengers that arrived, samples of 74 persons were taken. The results of both were awaited.
COVID care centre activated: With the rise in the number of COVID cases, the COVID Care Centre at Chümoukedima has been activated. Informing this during the Dimapur District Task Force (DTF) meeting held here on Wednesday, chief medical officer (CMO) Dimapur, Dr Mereninla also said that contact tracing team was carrying out random testing at market places and various locations here. 
Observing that many returnees did not report to the appropriate authority on arrival, she impressed upon DTF to take strong active measures to ensure that returnees report to CMO office or DTF as per the directive.
Participating at the meeting, District Hospital Dimapur medical superintendent Dr Keveduyi Theyo said, unlike last time, out of the 100 beds, 50 were dedicated for COVID cases and the remaining for non-COVID cases. 
He claimed that the hospital had enough oxygen cylinders and life-saving medicines, adding that currently 14 COVID patients were admitted at DHD, out of which one had been discharged upon request.
While highlighting COVID vaccination status of Dimapur district, district immunisation officer Dr Rebecca informed the meeting that a total of 35,731 beneficiaries were registered as on April 20 and 46,787 doses administered at 52 session sites where 598 sessions were conducted. 
She said an increase in the number of beneficiaries turning at vaccination centres was being observed, adding that 2,722 beneficiaries had turned up on Tuesday. 
Rebecca said 4,790 doses were available in the district, for which session sites would be conducted till Thursday. She claimed of being in constant touch with the State so that the district did not fall short of vaccines.
Meanwhile, DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan lauded the support and cooperation rendered by civil societies, NGOs, churches and DTF and sought their continued support to fight the second wave of pandemic with collective effort. 
Addressing the DTF meeting, Rajesh remarked, “Any restrictions will definitely be inconvenient but, in the overall public interest, all have to bear little inconveniences to avoid total lockdown scenario.” 
Commissioner of police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo urged one and to take responsibility for successful implementation of restrictions.

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