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Covid-19 recovery rate in Nagaland rises to 81.5%; mortality rate stands at 0.19%

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Sep 05, 2020 7:06 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 5 (EMN): Nagaland recorded 302 Covid-19 positive cases in the previous week, which ended on September 4, marking an increase by 7.9% against the 186 cases reported in the preceding week.

According to the Health department’s weekly data, the recovery rate in the state also improved to 81.5% in the past week. The mortality rate of 0.19% is lower than the national rate of 1.74%, it informed.

The state’s positivity rate of 6.41% is also lower that than the national average of 8.25%, it added.

During the past month, till September 4, Nagaland had recorded an average of 25 cases per day. Currently, only 5% of the total active cases are under home isolation.

“The most affected age group is 26-35 years at 36% (1460/4107) followed by 16-25 years at 25% (1023/4107). Since most cases are in the healthy 18-44 age group, most cases are asymptomatic (99%). But this group has the potential to spread the disease since they are the most mobile age group, especially with the new relaxations under Unlock 4. Armed forces make up for the majority of cases at 42%,” it informed.

21 new cases detected 

On Saturday, the state’s Covid-19 tally spiked to 4128 with the detection of 21 more cases. According to Health department update, Dimapur and Kohima accounted for eight cases each; four were from Mon; and one from Mokokchung.

Till date, Nagaland has recorded 3382 recoveries and eight deaths. Five out of those eight cases were said to be under investigation by the state death review committee “to determine the cause of death”.

The department has already classified two other death cases as “Covid-19 positive but not due to Covid-19”.

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Sep 05, 2020 7:06:25 pm