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Nagaland witnesses marginal decrease in weekly Covid-19 cases, deaths

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By Eastern Mirror Updated: Jun 27, 2021 12:37 am
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A healthcare worker preparing vaccine at NHAK before being administered to a beneficiary. (EM Images)

Eastern Mirror Desk           
Dimapur, June 26 (EMN): The state has witnessed a marginal decrease in weekly Covid-19 cases and deaths, reporting 662 infections in the last week ending June 25 against 631 in the previous week, while 14 deaths (lowest weekly deaths in eight weeks) were recorded as compared to 22 in the preceding week.

The weekly positivity rate stands at 9% out of the 7,037 samples tested, wherein 46% of positive cases detected in the past week were from self and random test, 43% from trace contacts, 4% from travellers and 3% each from frontline workers and security personnel.

However, three districts — Kohima, Mokokchung and Peren — have a weekly sample positivity rate of more than 10%, according to an update from the state’s Health department.

It added that Tuensang, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Peren and Mon districts reported an increase in cases in the past week with the highest increase witnessed in Peren district with 68 infections.

“The 7-day moving average of new cases has reduced to 84 from 305 cases at the peak of the wave,” read the update, adding that “maximum number of positive cases in 2021 has been found in the 21–30-year age group at 28%”.

It added that highest number of deaths in 2021 was reported from the 45–59 age group at 32%, while a total of 27 deaths were reported from home isolation till date.

Super-spreader event in Mon

The Health department updated that one super-spreader event was reported from a prison in Mon as 37 Covid positive cases were detected with a positivity rate of 40%, adding that the incident occurred in “closed spaces with poor ventilation and crowding”.

“All super spreader events have been reported from closed crowded spaces. Maximum precautions (double masking, crowd control and improving natural ventilation) is needed in closed spaces,” read the update.

It said that a total of 4,60,623 vaccine doses have been administered across the state over 6,544 sessions till June 25.

“Single dose of Covishield vaccine reduces hospital admissions for 80 years and above by 80% in UK through a case control study,” it added.

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By Eastern Mirror Updated: Jun 27, 2021 12:37:36 am