Kohima: Nagaland’s tally for positive cases of COVID-19 hit 1,339 after 50 new cases were detected on Sunday. The new cases were reported as positive out of 328 sample test results that were declared on Sunday.
Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom took to micro-blogging site Twitter to inform that out of the 50 fresh cases, 28 cases are from Kohima, 13 from Mon and nine from Dimapur.
“Update! 50 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 328 test results received. 28 in Kohima, 13 in Mon & 9 in Dimapur,” Phom tweeted.
The current status of COVID-19 in Nagaland is:
Death: 4* [*Cause of death under investigation]
In just two days, Nagaland has recorded 100 new cases of COVID-19 as 50 cases each were reported on Saturday and Sunday. Ever since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the state on May 25, there has been daily reports of new cases of COVID-19, except on June 1 and June 18 when no positive cases were reported in the state.
The highest single day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases was reported on July 23 when 90 persons had tested positive. Since then, the daily COVID-19 positive cases have been above 50-mark. A total of 255 positive cases have been detected in four days — 90 on Thursday, 65 on Friday, 50 each on Saturday and Sunday.
The health & family welfare’s weekly bulletin which was released on Saturday showed that the tests per thousand in the state is 15, which is higher than the country’s testing rate of 11.77. The state’s positivity rate is recorded at 3.77 % in the past week which is lower than the country’s rate of 8.43%.
The data also showed that it took 13 days for the state to reach 100 cases from May 25 to June 6. The current doubling rate is around 15 days. The past week also recorded the highest single spike in a day with 90 cases on July 23 of which maximum cases were from employees of a private sector company in quarantine.