COVID-19 cases have spiked to 2,499 in Nagaland

Kohima: Another 94 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 2,499. Out of the new COVID-19 cases, 89 are from Dimapur and five are from Kohima.

S Pangnyu Phom, minister of health and family welfare, took to Twitter to inform that the new cases were detected out of 455 samples that were tested.

Initially, Phom had said that the five cases are from Mon. However, in a subsequent tweet, the minister clarified that those were actually from Kohima district.

“COVID-19 Update!

94 new +ve cases have been confirmed out of 455 samples tested.

89 from Dimapur & 5 from Mon.

Necessary contact tracing have been activated and all primary contacts are under self isolation,” the minister initially tweeted.

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With the addition of the new cases, Dimapur currently has 1,121 active cases out of 1,295 confirmed cases and Kohima district has 391 active cases out of the total 539 confirmed cases.

Raj Bhavan in Kohima also took to Twitter to inform that two staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. As per sources, one person was tested positive on Tuesday.

“Two members of Rajbhavan staff were tested Covid 19 +ve and are in Covid Care centre. Rest all were tested and found -ve. Covid SOP is in place,” it tweeted.

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The current COVID-19 status is:

Confirmed: 2499

Active: 1832

Recovered: 659

Death: 4

Migrated: 2

One each from Kohima and Dimapur have migrated to Rajasthan and Kerala. While six deaths have been reported from Dimapur, only four deaths are confirmed as due to COVID-19. One death is COVID-19 positive but not due to Covid-19. One death had co-morbidities and tested COVID-19 positive and the cause of death is still under investigation.

On Tuesday, two persons from Phek district recovered from COVID-19 slightly increasing the number of recovered cases to 659. Nagaland had recorded the highest single day spike on Tuesday when 276 new cases were reported out if which 214 armed forces, 52 returnees, five frontline workers, and five traced contacts have tested positive.

Till Tuesday, a total of 1,031 returnees, 1,019 armed forces personnel, 167 frontline workers, 155 traced contacts and 33 others have tested positive for COVID-19. The distribution of the new cases could not be ascertained till the filing of this report.

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