Nagaland records 43 percent spike in Covid-19 cases

Health and Family Welfare department raised concerns due to the rising number of unreported positive cases

Nagaland state recorded a 43% spike in COVID-19 cases as compared to the previous week which is the highest since June 2021 according to a weekly bulletin report released by Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department. There was also an 8% increase in cases as witnessed by the state's Weekly Sample Positivity Rate (WSPR) from 11% to 19.1%.
The district of Tuensang also reported a surge in cases from 0% to 25% the previous week. This was also followed by other districts with Dimapur at 23.2%, Wokha-21.2%, Mokokchung-11.4%, Peren-11.8% and Kohima-15%.
Serious concerns were raised by the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department due to the rising number of unreported positive cases. It was also informed that those people testing positive were not informing the agencies as they were conducting self-tests at home. 
During the previous week, 127% increase in COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland
The depart of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) have said that anyone with symptoms of cold, fever, flu should be considered as COVID-19 positive until and unless they have been tested negative during this crucial stage of community transmission.
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During the previous week, 127% increase in COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the state. 13 patients were also classified as under severe/moderate category from COVID-19 hospitals.
The department of Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) taking note of the rise in hospitalization and deaths(mostly those with comorbidities), stressed on the need for urgent vaccination on 'at-risk' groups and booster dose if eligible.
The state also recorded 87 new fresh COVID-19 cases while two more patients succumbed to the infection. And of the fresh cases, 66 were from Dimapur, 17 from Kohima and 4 from Tuensang. As of now, Nagaland's total COVID-19 positive cases stands at 34,276 with the death toll at 711.



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