Nagaland records 7 Covid deaths in one week; recovery rate crosses 90%
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 14 (EMN): Seven Covid deaths and 311 fresh cases were recorded in the past week (as of November 13), according to the Nagaland Health department’s weekly data.
Sixty-three percent of all deaths were aged below 60 years, with 24-40 years (28%) as the most affected age-group.
Further, 78% of the deaths had associated co-morbidities with diabetes and hypertension as the most commonly associated co-morbidities.
“The recovery rate crossed 90%. The high sample positivity rate of 9.3% continues to be higher than the national average. 36% of deaths happened within 48 hours, signifying late arrival to the hospital with very advanced symptoms. The key is early and timely intervention of the limited treatments available.
“Fever (78%) and cough (52%) are the most commonly reported symptoms. Household and workplaces are the most common places of infection among traced contacts,” it informed.
Symptomatic cases have increased from 0.7% to 5% and cases with co-morbidity from 0.4% to 1% in the last two months along with 1% increase in the 60 plus age-group, indicating an epidemiological shift to the high-risk groups, the department informed.
“Among the traced contacts, the most affected age-group is 21-30 years at 26% and 31-40 years at 26%. Among them, 63% (2132/3389) are males. This further endangers the high-risk groups.
“The uncontrolled spread among the age group of 21-40 years is increasing risk in the higher age groups. There is a 1% increase in cases among 51-60 years age group in the past one week, which is a big concern. The increase among symptomatic/pre-op screening/ travel purposes coming to Flu clinics at 8% is worrisome,” it added.