Wait and watch is proving costly – Nagaland Health department on Covid-19 deaths
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 5 (EMN): Nagaland has witnessed a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases for two weeks in a row and deaths too have decreased marginally for the first time in a month, amid total lockdown, but the Health department lamented that “wait and watch is proving costly” for the state as many precious lives were lost due delay in treatment.
The Health department updated that as many as 71 casualties were reported in the state this week ending May 4. It said 52% of deaths happened within two days of admission in a hospital, “signifying very late arrival with critical symptoms”.
Citing 21 deaths being reported under home isolation, it called “for strict monitoring of symptoms under home isolation and immediate referral before it is too late”.
The update went on to inform that 1172 Covid-19 cases (excluding cases detected on Saturday) were recorded this week ending May 4 and positivity rate from 7,404 samples tested was 16%.