Weekly Covid-19 positivity rate in Nagaland down to 4%
Dimapur, Aug. 21 (EMN): The weekly sample positivity rate in Nagaland has come down to 4% from 5% in the previous week after week-on-week Covid-19 cases decreased from 591 to 446.
Kohima with 10% and Mokokchung (9%) were the only districts with a weekly positivity rate of more than 5% in the past week ending August 20.
This was updated by the department of Health and Family Welfare through its weekly bulletin.
While positive cases saw a decrease, the number of deaths increased marginally from 12 to 15 deaths last week with Kohima and Dimapur accounting for seven fatalities each and one in Mokokchung.
“In 2021, maximum covid-19 deaths have been observed in the 46–60-year age group at 33%. However, most number of confirmed cases is from the 21–30-year age group (26%),” read the update, adding that most affected (infections) age group in 2020 was 31-40 years at 34%.
As many as 76 new cases were admitted to Covid-19 hospitals last week, it was informed.
Vaccination coverage in state
In terms of vaccination, 8.27 lakh doses have been administered across the state so far, with Dimapur, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung and Mon districts recording highest coverage.
The department went on to inform that the Drugs Controller General of India has approved the first use Covid-19 vaccine for adolescents in the country.
“ZyCoV-D manufactured by Zydus has been approved for use in 12–18-year age group after reviewing safety and immunogenicity data,” it stated.
“ZyCoV-D is a plasmid DNA vaccine which will be administered intradermally by the PharmaJet needle free system in three doses at 0, 28 and 56 days,” it added.