A number of recoveries in a single day surpassed the fresh number of Coronavirus cases in Nagaland on Sunday as about 48 people recovered from the disease and about 31 people tested positive for the infection, said a health department official. It said the fresh infections took the state’s total tally to 31,150.
Among the new cases, 19 cases were reported from Dimapur, nine from Kohima, two from Tuensang and one from Mokokchung.
Forty-eight more people – 21 in Tuensang, 11 in Dimapur and nine in Kohima, two each in Kiphire, Peren and Phek and one in Mokokchung – were cured of the disease. Since Saturday, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 29,062, Integrated Disease Surveillance Project state nodal officer Dr Nyanthung Kikon said. In the state the recovery rate among coronavirus patients presently stands at 93.29 per cent.
Nagaland now has 445 active cases, while the death toll stood at 662 as no new deaths are caused due to the infection was reported during the day. At least 981 COVID patients have so far migrated to other states.
Over 3.67 lakh sample tests have been conducted for COVID-19 so far, he said. State Immunisation Officer Dr Ritu Thurr said 6,83,316 eligible beneficiaries have been inoculated till Saturday, with over 3.36 lakh of them having received both doses of the vaccines.