Kohima: As 13 more persons recover from COVID-19 on Monday, the recovery rate in the state stands at 40%. Out of the 13 new recovered cases, 10 are from the COVID-19 Care Centre at Jakhama, two from Dimapur and one from Kohima. All recovered patients are kept under strict surveillance.

As reported, Nagaland has recorded the highest single day spike of COVID-19 cases in the state on Monday as 71 new cases were detected. While all patients who tested positive are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals and COVID-19 Care Centres, active surveillance and contact tracing is in progress to prevent further spreading of infection.

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With the addition of 71 new cases, the state’s tally for COVID-19 rises to 845 positive cases. Out of these, 505 are active and 340 are recovered cases. As per the severity of symptoms, 490 active cases are asymptomatic and 15 active cases are mild symptomatic.

As per the gender-wise distribution of the total confirmed cases, 640 are male and 205 are female. Also, 787 persons, comprising of 93.1% of the total confirmed cases, are between 18-44 years, 15 persons are between 0-17 years, 41 persons are between 45-64 years, and two persons are between 65-74 years.

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Principal secretary, home, Abhijit Sinha informed that till date, a total of 16,656 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and the results of 16,214 samples have been received.

Out of the 16,656 samples, a total of 12,338 samples have been sent for testing at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and at the BSL-2 lab at the CIHSR, Dimapur and out of which 698 samples have been tested positive.

In addition, a total of 10,257 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat, 9,619 samples have tested negative, and 305 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.

Meanwhile, a total of 3,330 persons are at present under facility quarantine in state.

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