Nagaland: COVID-19 cases soar to 660 as 3 more persons test positive
Kohima: Nagaland reported three more cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 660. All three cases are from Phek district.
Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom took to twitter to inform that the three new cases were declared as positive for COVID-19 out of 291 samples that were sent for testing.
With the addition of the three new cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases as of 9:00 am on Thursday stands at 660. Out of the total of 660 cases, 356 cases are active and 304 are recovered cases.
The minister tweeted: "Update! Out of 291 samples tested, 3 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. All cases are in Phek.
Total State status as of 9: 00 AM, 9th July, 2020.
Positive : 660
Active : 356
Recovered : 304"
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike in Nagaland, the state government has directed the medical department to "give a clear assessment report on whether the state qualifies for total lockdown". As reported, Dr Nyanthung Kikon, nodal officer IDSP on Wednesday evening told EastMojo that "there is no community spread at the moment" in Nagaland.
Community transmission is when there is no clear source of origin of the infection in the community and it happens only when we can no longer identify who became infected, after being exposed to someone who interacted with people from the originally infected communities. Local transmission, on the other hand, indicates locations where source of infection is within the reporting location.