Kohima: According to the Nagaland health department, the COVID-19 positivity rate in the Mon district increased to 13% in the past week after a five-day church revival camp in the district.

The department informed that a church revival camp held from April 21-25 turned into a super spreader event in Mon district after 45 persons out of 69 tested positive for COVID-19 with a 65% positivity rate.

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Testing and contact tracing is still underway. The district administration also directed all attendees of the said camp to self-isolate, and show up for testing. The health department further warned that social and religious events are high-risk factors for such super-spreading events.

The state government, in its recent order, also ordered the closing of all places of mass gatherings, including religious places except for the solemnisation of weddings with the prior permission of the Deputy Commissioner.

The overall positivity rate in Nagaland is high at 34%, with Dimapur district recording the highest positivity rate at 50%.

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