Nagaland issues Yellow Alert for six districts

Dimapur reports 570 new cases which amount to 70% of the total cases in Nagaland

A week after a 5% drop (from 19% to 13.2%) in COVID-19 positive cases as witnessed by Nagaland's COVID-19 Weekly Sample Positivity Rate (WSPR) six districts under Nagaland are still under 'yellow alert'.
This indicates a level 2 situation since the Weekly Sample Positivity Rate (WSPR) are still at 5% more as recorded by the Department of Health & Family Welfare (H&FW). This was indicated according to the four-stage graded response action situation/plan level of the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department.
In Kohima, the Weekly Sample Positivity Rate (WSPR) stood at 14.3% with Dimapur at 15.4%, Mokokchung- 9.2%, Tuensang- 14.1%, Wokha- 8% and 5.3% at Peren
In Kohima, the Weekly Sample Positivity Rate (WSPR) stood at 14.3% with Dimapur at 15.4%, Mokokchung- 9.2%, Tuensang- 14.1%, Wokha- 8% and 5.3% at Peren. According to a recommendation of the World Health Organization, the Positivity rate dropping below the 5% threshold is a crucial indicator for the contracting Omicron wave as it means that the outbreak in the city is no longer a cause for concern.
representative image of Nagaland
Image: representative image of Nagaland
A Weekly bulletin report released by Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Dimapur alone reported 570 new cases which amount to 70% of the total cases in Nagaland. It said that 65% of cases were detected from self-tests/symptomatic based testing and 21% were among travellers.
Also, the number of deaths were at a total of 6 where only one deceased was fully vaccinated while the rest had not received a single dose of the vaccine. Along with this, a total of 38 new COVID-19 positive patients were admitted to the hospital some days ago. Further, in the past 24 hours, 4 patients were reported to have succumbed to COVID-19 while 63 fresh new cases were recorded in Nagaland.



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