The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland now stands at 36 Credit: EastMojo image

Kohima: Nagaland has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, out of which nine are male and two are female, taking the state’s total number of active cases for COVID-19 to 36. All who tested positive are returnees from Chennai, informed health minister.

Out of the 36 COVID-19 positive cases, Dimapur has so far reported 22 cases, Kohima with nine cases and Tuensang with five cases. All active cases are related to the shramik special train from Chennai that reached the state on May 22.

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Taking to twitter, Health minister S Pangnyu Phom announced “Alert! 9 Male & 2 female, all returnees from Chennai tested COVID19 +ve. 8 at Dimapur & 3 at Kohima. Update as on: 7:40 am, 30th May. State stands at 36”.

The first COVID-19 cases were detected in the state on May 25 when three persons — two men and one woman — who returned from the Shramik special train from Chennai in Tamil Nadu on May 22, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Two were from Dimapur and one from Kohima.

On May 26, another Chennai returnee tested positive for COVID-19 in Kohima. Later on May 27, five positive cases were reported in the state, out of which four were from Dimapur and one from Tuensang.

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Nine new COVID-19 cases were reported on May 28 out of which six were from Dimapur and three from Tuensang and on May 29, seven COVID-19 positive cases were reported of which two were from Dimapur, four from Kohima and one from Tuensang.

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