Kohima: Nagaland recorded a total of 226 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 13,976. The death toll in the state also increased to 94 after four COVID-19 deaths were reported during the day.
As per the health department, the new cases were detected as positive for COVID-19 out of 747 samples that were tested. Of the new cases, 137 are from Dimapur, 74 are from Kohima, 10 are from Tuensang, two are from Wokha, and one each is from Mon, Peren, and Zunheboto.
Up to 151 persons through contact tracing, 60 returnees/travelers, nine armed forces/security personnel, and six frontline workers, were among the positive cases detected on Friday.
The addition of the new cases has increased the total number of active cases to 1,261 even as 12 COVID-19 patients — eight from Dimapur, and two each from Kohima and Mokokchung recovered.
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Data compiled by the health department showed that 1,161 positive cases are currently under home isolation. As per the severity of symptoms among the active cases, 1,167 are asymptomatic, 59 are mild symptomatic, 16 are moderate on oxygen, 15 are severe on oxygen, one is critical in ICU with ventilator, and three are critical in ICU on ventilator.
The latest COVID-19 status in the state is as:
Active cases: 1,261
Besides the total death toll, 10 COVID-19 patients have died but the deaths are not related to COVID-19.
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