Number of positive cases spikes to 622 as 32 more tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Monday Credit: Representational image

Kohima: With 32 more persons tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning, Nagaland has so far recorded 622 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in less than two months. The first cases of COVID-19 were reported on May 25 when three returnees from Chennai were tested as positive.

On Sunday, a total of 27 COVID-19 cases were reported which took the state’s tally to 590. With the new addition of the 32 cases on Monday, the tally for COVID-19 positive cases in the state crossed 600 mark.

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The 32 new cases were declared as positive for COVID-19 out of 356 samples that were sent for testing. Out of the 32 persons 20 are from Mon district and 12 are from Dimapur.

Health minister S Pangnyu Phom informed that the total status in the state as of 10: 30 am on Sunday is 622 positive cases of which 391 are active cases and 231 are recovered cases.

Taking to twitter, Phom wrote: “Out of 356 samples tested, 32 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. 20 from Mon & 12 from Dimapur.

Total State status as of 10: 30 AM, 6th July, 2020.

Positive : 622

Active : 391

Recovered : 231”

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Meanwhile, Dinesh Kumar, the chief nodal officer for Inter-State Movements took to twitter to inform that another Sharmik Special train originating from Bengaluru at 6 pm on Monday evening is expected to arrive in Dimapur on July 9 at 6 am., with approximately 500 persons from Nagaland along with other Northeast-bound passengers.

“Another Sharmik Special train originating today from Bengaluru at 6 pm and arriving DIMAPUR on 9th July at 6 am.Approximately 500 stranded persons of Nagaland are expected to travel in this train besides passengers from other NE states,” the officer tweeted.

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