Nagaland health department on Sunday said the state’s Covid19 positivity rate continued to remain at 10%, which is one of the highest in the country.
This has signified undetected cases in the community in the state, the department said in its weekly report on Saturday.
Expressing serious concern over the positivity rate, the report said Dimapur with 13.4% and Kohima with 10.6% have the highest sample positivity rate in the state, indicating that many undetected cases roaming unaware in the society.
It said the weekly positivity rate in the state stood at 15%.
The report said household contacts and workplaces (both high-risk settings) continue to be the commonest place of infection.
The department expressed concern that the positivity among symptomatic/ pre-op screening/ travel purposes coming to flu clinics increased to 12% in the past two weeks.
It urged the people to strictly follow all the Covid19 safety protocols, especially during this festive season.
The report said it will be vital to control the pandemic in the state during the festive season.
The department pointed out that more social events and gatherings always follow later with cases from the community.
It said the organisers of social events, sports events or any gatherings should take responsibility of the danger such activities pose to the society.
“Transmission from such events will manifest only days to weeks later when the infection reaches the high-risk groups in the form of severe cases or deaths,” it stated.