Nagaland records 84 COVID deaths in the last 7 days

Nagaland records 84 COVID deaths in the last 7 days, State Health department informed on Saturday.

Kohima, May 29 (NEx): Nagaland reported 84 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 7 days, from May 22 to 28, 2021, taking the death toll to 331, informed State Health department.

Out of the 84 deaths reported in the last 7 days, 58 are reported from Dimapur, 10 from Kohima, 7 from Mokokchung, 3 from Phek, 2 each from Zunheboto and Mon, 1 each from Tuensang, Wokha district, as per the Health department data.

Among the COVID deaths reported, 21% of deaths happened within 24 hours of arrival to a hospital signifying arrival with very advanced symptoms, the Health department said. 10 deaths have been reported from home isolation, it added.

Meanwhile, it was also informed that Nagaland’s weekly sample positivity rate reduced to 20% from May 22 to 28, 2021. Last week, the sample positivity rate was at 21%, from May 15 to 21, 2021.

A total of 8,279 samples were tested in the last 7 days, out of which 1622 returned positive for COVID-19, Health department updated.

(District wise active COVID positive cases details as on May 28, 2021: H&FW, Department, GoN)

As on May 28, 2021, active COVID positive cases in the State stands at 4990. Out of this, Dimapur district has the highest number of cases with 2567, followed by Kohima with 1631 cases, Tuensang with 172, Mokokchung with 160, Phek with 126, Zunheboto with 95, Mon with 93, Longleng with 50, Wokha with 46, Kiphire with 34 and Peren with 16 active cases. Noklak is covered under Tuensang district as there is no separate surveillance unit yet for the district, Health department updated.