Kohima: As seven more patients recovered from COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, the number of active cases dropped to 199 from 206. The number of recovered cases now stands at 148.
Out of the seven recovered patients, five are from Dimapur and two from Kohima. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases spike to 348 on Wednesday.
Taking to twitter, health minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted “Update! 7 more patients have been recovered from COVID-19. 5 from Dimapur & 2 from Kohima”.
On Wednesday morning, 17 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported out of which 15 were from Kohima and 2 from Zunheboto, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 348.
Out of the 15 fresh cases from Kohima, 12 are army personnel from Jakhama army camp who returned from outside the state. Shanavas C, nodal officer for COVID-19 related activities outside the state, informed that these 12 army personnel are admitted at the Army hospital in Jakhama.
He said that the army personnel have returned from different states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Contact tracing of these personnel are done along by the Army with the help of the district team, he informed.
Principal secretary home Abhijit Sinha in a daily briefing informed that all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. He said that as per the severity of symptoms, all the 199 active cases are asymptomatic.
As per the distribution of the 347 cases by age, there are four cases between 0-17 years, 330 cases between 18-44 years, 11 cases between 45-64 years and 2 cases between 65-74 years. As per the distribution of gender, there are 242 males and 105 females, he informed.
Till Wednesday, a total of 10, 322 samples have been tested and the results of 8,914 samples have been received. Out of the 10,322 samples, 7,156 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and a total of 5,936 samples have been tested- out of which 288 samples have tested positive.
A total of 3,348 samples have also been tested by Truenat machines out of which 31 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. 2,799 samples have tested negative and the results of 518 samples are awaited.
A total of 5,995 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine. While the state government has made it mandatory for all returnees to undergo 14 days of institutional quarantine, there are reports of some returnees spending over 20 days in the institutional quarantine–even after test results are declared negative.
Also, with reports of inmates violating quarantine rules and regulation, the health minister appealed all returnees in the quarantine centres to follow the laid guidelines.
“In time like this, cooperation & coordination is an important issue. Therefore, I would like to appeal all the returnees in various QCs across the State to kindly extend your cooperation to the authority and follow the guidelines strictly issued by the Govt,” Phom tweeted.
He also wrote “I understand that you all are longing for home but please do remember that your cooperation is needed to protect our community from COVID19.”
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