October reported maximum number of critical COVID cases: H&FW

October reported maximum number of critical COVID cases: H&FW
DIMAPUR, NOV 7 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/7/2020 1:03:03 PM IST

Nagaland’s sample positivity rate continued to remain higher than the national average at 9.2% but the weekly positivity rate was slowly decreasing. In its weekly COVID-19 bulletin, State Health &Family Welfare (H&FW) department said that October reported the maximum number of critical cases needing ICU care and invasive ventilation.

The department said that it took an average of 13 days for every 1000 cases.

The most affected age group was between 21 to 30 years at 26% (824/3188) and 31-40 years at 26% (820/3188), it said. There was also a 1% increase in cases among 61-98 years age group in the past one week which was a big concern, the department stated.

Positivity rate among cases attending flu clinics was 8% (267/9327) in the last four weeks. These cases either had or have symptoms or got tested for travel/ surgery purposes. They had or have no history of travel or contact with a confirmed case, it added.

Meanwhile, the department said that household and workplaces continue to be the most common places of infection (55%).

With 48 deaths being recorded in the state, the department said that 39 were COVID-19 deaths, six not COVID related and three under investigation. The department further said that 62% of deaths were below 60 years of age.

Nagaland COVID-19 tally 9455

Nagaland on Saturday reported 128 new COVID-19 positive cases detected-- 61 in Dimapur, 54 in Mon, 11 in Kohima and 2 in Peren, taking the tally to 9455.

Further, out of 9455 positive cases, the distribution across various categories include 4074 cases from the armed forces/police, 1675 returnees, 3245 traced contacts and 461 frontline workers.

PTI: India’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 84,62,080 with 50,356 infections while the death toll climbed to 1,25,562. 


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