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Covid-19 Nagaland: Weekly data presents more worrying trends

By Mirror Desk Updated: Oct 10, 2020 11:22 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 10 (EMN):
Yet again, the total number of Covid-19 cases from traced contacts has outnumbered those of security personnel or travellers this past week, with a sample positivity rate of 16% (highest till date).

The median age among the deaths is 48, which is much younger or lesser than the ‘perceived notion that only the old die,’ the department of Health and Family Welfare stated in its weekly bulletin on Covid-19.

Symptomatic cases have increased to 4% with fever (84%) and cough (64%) being the most commonly reported symptoms.

“Recent spread in a convent, prison and church is concerning. All these point towards transmission in closed environments. Another major worry is the opening of clubs, bars, lounges especially in Dimapur,” it stated.

Restaurants should maintain adequate ventilation and all safety measures, while takeaways and home deliveries should always be preferred.

Majority of the traced contacts were government employees (29%) and household contacts (28%). Students constituted 16% of all traced contacts.

“The hypothesis here is that office goers/self-employed are bringing infection home to their dear ones. SOP for safety in workplaces should be strictly enforced (SOP high risk settings, DHFW, Kohima),” it read.

Dimapur constitutes about 52% of all confirmed cases in the state, it added.

Till date, 12 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded from the state and 11 cases had co-morbidities. The youngest mortality was 28 years of age. It added that hypertension and diabetes were the most commonly associated diseases.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Oct 10, 2020 11:22:43 pm