Nagaland; 31 COVID-19 positive cases detected outside Quarantine centre

Nagaland COVID fight; 31 positive cases detected outside the designated Quarantine centre

Kohima, July 26 (NEx): As Nagaland enters 63rd day since it’s first COVID-19 positive case reported on May 25, 2020, the State has a total of 1289 confirmed COVID positive cases as on July 25.

With 541 recoveries from COVID-19, the recovery rate stands at 41% and with 4 deaths, mortality rate stands at 0.3% in Nagaland as on July 25, 2020.

According to COVID-19 weekly bulletin issued by Principal Director, H&FW, Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie, around 25 frontline workers in Nagaland have tested positive while fighting against the global pandemic COVID-19.

31 persons outside the designated Quarantine centre have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland as on July 24, 2020. According to Dr. Vizolie Z Suokhrie, all these 31 patients are listed as contacts of a postive cases. There is no report of community transmission in Nagaland, it said.

Till date, 7,139 contacts have been traced through contact tracing, 2,212 contacts have been listed as high risk.

Out of 1289 positive cases in the state, 374 patients are among Armed forces.

Distribution of cases by gender:

Weekly COVID-19 bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland on Saturday, July 25, 2020 stated that the distribution of COVID-19 positive cases by gender, heavily skewed towards the male with 80%. Only 20% positive cases are among females.

Institutional quarantine;

17,264 persons have completed institutional Quarantine in Nagaland and 2,753 persons are currently under institutional quarantine in the State. This data excludes frontline workers as on July 24, 2020.

Distribution of cases by age groups;

While updating on the age group of COVID-19 positive patients, Principal Director stated that, only 2.3% patients were in the age group between 0 – 17 years old, 90.1% in the age group between 18 – 44 years old, 7.4% in the age group between 45 – 64 years old, 0.1% in the age group between 65 – 74 years old and 0.1% above 75 age group.

It is also important to note that 99% COVID-19 patients in Nagaland were asymptomatic. Only 1% was symptomatic, stated Principal Director on Saturday.

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