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Nagaland sees spike in Covid-19 cases

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 06, 2022 8:59 pm

Our Reporter
Dimapur, Jan. 6 (EMN):
Nagaland recorded 31 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the tally to 32, 247 and active caseload to 82.

The state last reported a single-day rise of more than 30 fresh cases on October 29, 2021 (39 new cases).

The death toll in the state has increased to 687 with one fatality reported in the last 24 hours while recuperation of five patients in Dimapur pushed the cumulative recoveries to 30,382.

According to an update from the department of Health and Family Welfare, 30 positive cases were reported in Dimapur and one in Kohima on Thursday.

Out of 82 active cases in the state, 69 are asymptomatic, 12 mild, and one severe on oxygen.

In terms of distribution of active cases, Dimapur has 79 cases, two in Kohima and one in Mokokchung while the rest of the districts are currently Covid-free.

It is reported that as many as 832 people in the age group of 15-18 years were vaccinated in the state on Wednesday and the total number of vaccine doses administered so far is 13,39,570.

India logs more than 90K new cases

India reported 90,928 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, the highest in over 200 days, taking the country’s caseload to 3,51,09,286, data from the Union Health Ministry informed.

The death toll climbed to 4,82,876 with 325 fatalities, it said.

Meanwhile, 19,206 patients recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients now stands at 3,43,41,009.

With the administration of more than 91 lakh doses (91,25,099) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 148.67 crore (148,67,80,227).

495 fresh Omicron cases

India on Thursday saw the biggest single-day jump of 495 Omicron cases, taking the total number of infections of the new variant of coronavirus to 2,630, according to Union health ministry data.

Considering the highly transmissible behaviour of Omicron and the prevalence of asymptomatic cases, the Centre has written a letter to nine states and union territories — Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar – urged to ramp up Covid-19 testing to ensure that infected people do not spread the virus to others.

In the absence of sufficient testing, it is rather impossible to determine the true level of infection spread in the community, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja said in her letter dated January 5.

It has been observed that there has been a considerable decline in Covid-19 testing in these states and union territories amid rising cases and positivity, which is a cause of concern, Ahuja said.

(With inputs from PTI)

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jan 06, 2022 8:59:21 pm