State COVID-19 caseload surges to 12362

DIMAPUR/NEW DELHI, APR 3 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/3/2021 12:38:58 PM IST

* Superspreader event reported in Kohima

State’s highest one-day spike last week in 6 months

One new COVID-19 positive case was reported on Saturday in Tuensang while 16 positive cases were reported on Friday-- 13 in Kohima and 3 in Dimapur, taking the total caseload to 12362. With this the active cases rose to 133

According to Health department’s weekly bulletin, one ‘superspreader’ event was reported in Kohima, the state’s highest single day spike in six months.

“Kohima reported one Superpsreader event as 132 cases were reported from the past week. The outbreak from a training Institute in Kohima sends a clear message that such events can happen anywhere when necessary conditions are met,” Health department stated. 

It pointed out that all superspreader events in the state had been reported from enclosed and crowded places with maximum face to face human interactions.

No fresh vax registrations of HCWs, FLWs
Centre Saturday directed the states and UTs that no fresh registrations of healthcare and frontline workers will be allowed since some ineligible beneficiaries were getting their names enlisted for vaccination against COVID-19, under this category, in violation of rules.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter, said registration of persons aged 45 years and above will continue to be permitted on Co-WIN portal, and asked the states to ensure universal vaccination of already registered healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) at the earliest. Bhushan said all efforts have been made in close collaboration with states and UTs to saturate vaccination of HCWs and FLWs.
While tracking the progress, timeline for completing vaccination of all HCWs and FLWs with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been extended multiple times and was finally fixed at February 25 for HCWs and March 6 for FLWs, he stated. “…it has been decided that no fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect,” he said in the letter.

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