Saturday, August 13, 2022

Nagaland State logs 5 fresh Covid cases, 1 death

Nagaland on Sunday recorded five fresh Covid-19 positive cases, while one more patient succumbed to the viral infection. The five fresh cases were from Kohima, taking the total caseload to 35,603.
One patient ,in Mokokchung, succumbed to Covid-19, pushing the death toll to 764 (including 5 non-Covid deaths but with positivity). The State currently has 59 active cases out of which seven are admitted to Covid hospitals and 52 under home isolation.
According to the health bulletin report, one patient has been admitted to the ICU (with ventilator), two in ICU without ventilator, two patients on oxygen with moderate symptoms, 30 with mild symptoms and 24 asymptomatic cases. The sample positivity rate as on July 17 stood at 15.63%.

Though Nagaland has been witnessing a steady rise in Covid-19 cases, health professionals were of the opinion that at-home tests go unreported to local health officials, so case counts are undercounted.
As on July 17, Kohima has 30 Covid cases (all under home isolation) and one patient admitted to Covid hospital. In Dimapur, out of 19 cases, 13 are under home isolation and six admitted to Covid hospital. Peren has six active cases (all under home isolation) while Longleng, Mokokchung and Zunheboto have one case each under home isolation.
Violation of mask mandate: Even as the Dimapur district administration has notified wearing of face masks mandatory in public places and markets, many continue to flout the safety rules.
In an advisory, DC Dimapur Sachin Jaiswal also advised organizers of social, religious, sports, political and public gatherings etc. to observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour– wearing of face mask, sanitizing of hands, ensure social distancing etc.


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