Over 11500 healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated in Nagaland till date

Over 11500 healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated in Nagaland till date

Kohima, Feb. 13:  Additional 559 persons were vaccinated with Covishield in the districts of Mokokchung, Zunheboto and Kohima on Saturday, taking the state’s vaccinated tally to 11,601.

The second dose of the Covid vaccine was administered to 123 healthcare workers at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima and District Hospital, Tuensang on Sunday. There was 96% turnout in both the hospitals, led by senior doctors and nurses.

According to the report from the state immunisation officer (UIP) Dr. Ritu Thurr, 11601 doses of the vaccine have been administered till date — first dose- 11, 478 and second dose-123.

“No adverse events requiring medical intervention have been reported till date in the state,” the official updated, adding that more than 7.9 million healthcare and frontline workers from across India have received Covishield and Covaxin.

“While vaccination is voluntary, no eligible beneficiary should miss out on the vaccine due to misinformation or fake news. Vaccines offer us safest route back to our normal lives,” read the update.

District-wise Covid vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers
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New COVID-19 Cases

Nagaland recorded six new Covid-19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the state’s tally to 12189.

According to the information provided by the Health department, the state has 73 active Covid-19 cases out of which71 asymptomatic, one mild and one moderate on oxygen. The state has also recorded 11877 recoveries and 88 deaths out of which10 death is ‘not Covid related’.

In regard to district-wise distribution of Covid-19 cases, Kohima leads with 60 cases, followed by Dimapur-13 while Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Kiphire, Phek, Tuensang, Zunheboto, Longleng and Wokha have zero cases.