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Nagaland: One super spreader event, 5 deaths reported last week

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2021 12:52 am
A healthcare worker drawing Covid vaccine from a vial using a syringe before being administered to a recipient, in Dimapur on January 2021. (EM Images/ Caisii Mao)

Dimapur, Jan. 16 (EMN): The Health department has expressed concern over one super spreader event being reported in the state last week, ending January 15, even as five fresh Covid-19 deaths and 75 new cases (excluding 15 cases on Saturday) were registered.

Out of the fresh cases, 63 were traced contacts, armed forces/ security-5, travellers-5, and frontline workers-2, it updated in its weekly bulletin.

‘Total Covid-19 deaths in the state now stand at 78. Total confirmed cases have crossed the 12,000-mark and last 1000 cases took 58 days,’ read the update. Positivity rate increased from 3% the past week to 7%, while recovery rate in the state is 97%, it added.

A total of 34,280 contacts have been tracked by surveillance teams as on January 15, out of which 14,739 are primary contacts.

‘Among the traced contacts, the most affected age group is 21-30 years at 26%, followed by 31-40 years at 25%. Among them, 60% are males. The uncontrolled spread among the age group of 21-40 years is increasing risk in the higher age groups,’ according to the Health department.

‘Positivity rate among household contacts at 29% continue to remain highest, followed by government employees at 23% and students at 19%. The positivity rate among symptomatic/ pre-op screening/ travel purposes coming to Flu clinics is 14% with a 1% increase than last few weeks which is worrisome. The recent spread in a convent following the festive season is worrisome,’ it added.

By EMN Updated: Jan 17, 2021 12:52:09 am