8 COVID-19 patients from Dimapur recover in Nagaland; of remaining 99 active cases, 1 has mild symptoms, rest are asymptomatic
Kohima: Out of the total 107 positive cases of COVID-19 in Nagaland, eight persons from Dimapur have recovered and were discharged from the hospital on Saturday evening.
The state's tally of COVID-19 cases touched 107 on Saturday morning when 13 more Chennai returnees tested positive for the coronavirus. With eight recoveries, 99 active cases now remain in the state.
Taking to Twitter, health minister S Pangnyu Phom said: "Very delighted to share that 8 patients admitted at COVID-19 hospital, Dmp were tested negative for COVID-19 in second test. They have been shifted to COVID-19 Care Centre and they are under the process of discharge for home quarantine under active surveillance. #Togetherwecan".
Principal secretary home Abhijit Sinha informed that till date a total of 3,959 samples have been tested and the results of 2,619 samples have been received out of which 107 are positive and 1,340 samples are awaited. Up to 98 persons are asymptomatic and one person has mild symptoms.
Through the TrueNat testing machine, so far a total of 102 samples have been tested and all are negative, he informed. A total of 4,983 persons are currently under facility quarantine.
Sinha also informed that a cabinet meeting was held on Saturday and a detailed briefing on the COVID-19 situation was given by the health & family welfare and the home departments.
The provisions of the SOP for the returnees to Nagaland and the measures being taken for further streamlining the entire management of the quarantine centres were also discussed, he said.
Meanwhile, the special train which left Bengaluru on June 2 reached the state on Friday with 1,499 persons. From Himachal Pradesh, 41 passengers in two buses reached the state on Saturday. Eighty-eight passengers in three buses from Chandigarh, and 165 passengers in six buses from Uttar Pradesh will arrive in the state on Saturday evening.
As regards to the one-time financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to persons from Nagaland stranded outside the state and those who decide to voluntarily stay back in their respective places, 14, 943 persons have availed of the relief and an amount of 14.94 crore disbursed, Sinha added.