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Nagaland’s weekly Covid-19 positivity rate rises to 3.2%

By Mirror Desk Updated: Oct 23, 2021 11:17 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN):
Nagaland has witnessed a marginal rise in weekly Covid-19 positivity rate in the past two weeks, from 2.1% to 2.9% and to 3.2% last week ending October 22.

The state recorded 142 new cases and four deaths last week, compared to 137 and five fatalities in the week before, according the Health department’s bulletin.

“Tuensang and Longleng reported a weekly positivity rate of more than 10%. Wokha also reported a weekly positivity rate of more than 5%,” read the update.

“There were 32 new Covid-19 hospital admissions in the week with 19 admissions in

Tuensang alone,” it added.

 The update went on to say that total of 11.70 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered across the state with Dimapur, Kohima, Longleng and Mokokchung registering highest vaccination coverage.

Cases underreported

Maintaining that many cases could remain undetected or underreported, the Health department said that is sufficient evidence of the possibility of a third wave anytime.

To avoid super spreader events and a third wave, it said safety measures like wearing of mask irrespective of vaccination status at events, minimising size of social or religious gatherings, maintaining physical distancing, and planning of events outdoors should be followed.

“Covid-19 vaccination of the eligible population is the way out of this pandemic and should be highly encouraged in all setting,” it stated.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Oct 23, 2021 11:17:28 pm