Kohima: Three more persons who passed away on separate days have tested positive for COVID-19, the results for which were received through RT-PCR test on Saturday, a health official confirmed.
With this, Nagaland has reported four deaths of persons who tested positive for COVID-19 — all of whom were from Dimapur. However, the health official informed that all four deaths are yet to be established as COVID-19 related death.
“They may be positive for COVID-19 but the link has to be established that the primary cause of death is due to COVID-19. Right now, the link is yet to be established,” the health official told EastMojo. As per the initial investigation reports, the health official said that there are no indications that the deaths are due to COVID-19.
Out of the three deceased who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, one is a 32 year old woman, one is a 72 year old man and the other is a 78 year old man. The health official informed that except for the 32-year-old woman, the other patients had underlying diseases.
The 32-year-old woman was found dead at a paid quarantine centre in Dimapur in Nagaland on Wednesday. The deceased arrived in Dimapur via train from Assam and then availed of the paid quarantine facility. The woman arrived in the state around 12 am and was found dead around 5:30 am. The Truenat test of the deceased had also tested positive for COVID-19. Till the filing of this report, the health official did not confirm if the woman was two-month pregnant.
A 72-year-old man who died on Tuesday around 8:25 pm also tested positive for COVID-19. Hailing from Bokajan in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, the patient was admitted at Nikos Hospital and Research Center, Dimapur on July 14. The patient was suffering from Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and had cardiogenic shock, pulmonary oedema, and suffered cardio-respiratory failure. The RT-PCR test of the person was declared as positive.
The third deceased person is a 78 year-old resident of Kalibari Road in Dimapur who passed away on Friday. According to the health official, the patient was referred to the district COVID-19 Hospital from Zion hospital in Dimapur. The patient had also tested positive in the Truenat test.
Nagaland reported its first death on Friday, as per an update from the Health & Family Welfare. With an ‘asterisk’ mark, the update said that the reported death from Dimpaur was yet to be established as due to COVID-19. A health official had also confirmed that the first death was that of a 50-year-old man who passed away on July 19 while admitted at the Community Health Centre (CHC) in Medziphema under Dimapur district was tested positive for COVID-19. While the TruenNat test of the person was declared negative that day, the RT-PCR result which was declared on Friday has been reported as positive for COVID-19.
So far, four deaths have been reported in the state for persons who tested positive for COVID-19. However, it is yet to be established if the deaths are due to COVID-19.