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Nagaland’s covid positivity rate drops by 5%

DIMAPUR:

With a drop in Covid positivity rate from 19 percent in the previous week to 13.2 percent this week, Nagaland witnessed over 5 percent drop in weekly Covid-19 sample positivity rate in the past one-week, informed health and family welfare department said in its weekly bulletin.

However, despite the decline in positivity rate, six districts are still under ‘yellow alert’ as the positivity rate in the districts of Dimapur (15.4%), Kohima (14.3%), Tuensang (14.1%), Mokokchung (9.2%), Wokha (8%) and Peren (5.3%) were over the 5 percent threshold as per the department’s four-stage graded response action plan/situation level.

According to the World Health Organisation recommendations, the positivity rate dropping below 5% threshold is a crucial indicator for the contracting Omicron wave as it means that the outbreak is no longer a cause for concern.

The weekly bulletin issued by the health department stated that in the past one-week Dimapur reported 570 new cases accounting for 70 percent of the cases.

It said that 65 percent of cases were detected from self-tests and symptomatic based testing and 21% were among travellers.

The department further said all the six Covid-19 deaths in the last week had comorbidities while only one was fully vaccinated.

As on Sunday the state recorded two Covid-19 deaths, 34 new cases and 71 recoveries, with Dimapur recording 23 cases, Kohima 10, and Phek 1.

Of the 71 recoveries, Dimapur registered 57, Kohima 13 and Mokokchung 1.

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