16 more persons -- 3 from Phek and 13 from Peren -- test positive for COVID-19; total number of positive cases goes up to 673 in state
Kohima: With 13 more persons testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday evening, the state's tally for confirmed cases has spiked to 673. Nagaland health minister S pangnyu Phom informed that all 13 cases were detected from Peren quarantine centre.
As reported, three persons from Phek district earlier tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning. Taking another 13 new cases, a total of 16 persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.
Out of 673 total cases for COVID-19, the number of active cases increased to 369 out of which 368 are asymptomatic cases and one is a moderate case. With no new recovered cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the recovery rate of COVID-19 in the state is now 45%.
Principal secretary home ABhijit Sinha informed that all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres. Further, active surveillance and contact tracing is in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
Sinha informed that a total of 15,062 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and the results of 14,214 samples have been received. Out of the 15,062 samples, 9,626 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and a total of 9,381 samples have been tested, out of which 480 samples have tested positive.
Sinha said that a total of 8,694 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and 8,232 samples have tested negative, and 238 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.