Nagaland continues to register Covid-19 positivity rate higher than national average

Nagaland reported 112 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday with 109 from Dimapur, two from Kohima, and one from Mon district.
Nagaland continues to register Covid-19 positivity rate higher than national average
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KOHIMA:

Nagaland continues to register a Covid-19 sample positivity rate of 9.3 per cent, which is higher than the national average.

Nagaland reported 112 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday with 109 from Dimapur, two from Kohima, and one from Mon district.

At least 30 recoveries were reported from Dimapur on Saturday taking the total recovery rate in the state to over 90 per cent.

Health officials said households and workplaces are the most common places of infection among traced contacts.

Among the traced contacts, the most affected age groups are 21-30 years and 31-40 years.

This week, the state reported 311 confirmed cases and seven Covid-19 deaths.

The state health and family welfare department informed that diabetes and hypertension are the most commonly associated comorbidities in 78 per cent cases of the Covid-19 deaths.

At least 63 per cent of all deaths are below 60 years of age with 24 to 40 years being the most affected age group.

It was also reported that 36 per cent of deaths happened within 48 hours, signifying late arrival to the hospital with very advanced symptoms.

The department said the epidemiological shift to the high-risk groups is also taking place.

"The key is an early and timely intervention of the limited treatments available," health officials said.

Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom appealed to the people of the state to adhere to all the protocols. "Follow the 3 W's - Wear Mask, Wash Hands, Watch Distance," he tweeted.

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