Kohima: Seven more Chennai returnees have tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Sunday taking the total number of COVID-19 active cases in the state to 43.
So far, all who tested positive for COVID-19 in the state have a travel history on the Shramik special train from Chennai that reached the state on May 22. With seven fresh cases on Sunday, the state’s tally spiked from 0 to 43 in just a week, since the first cases were detected on May 25.
Taking to twitter, Health minister S Pangyu Phom tweeted: “Update: Out of 92 samples tested, 4 Female & 3 Male, all returnees from Chennai has tested COVID19 +ve. 4 at Kohima & 3 at Dimapur. As on: 7:25 am, 31st May, we have 43 active cases”
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.
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.
On May 30, 11 new COVID-19 cases were reported of which eight were from Dimapur and three from Kohima.