Kohima: One more death has been confirmed as due to COVID-19 in Nagaland on Friday taking the death toll in the state to seven. A total of eight deaths have been reported in the state so far. However, one death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19.
As reported earlier, a total of 77 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state on Friday taking the state’s toll to 2,657. Out of the 77 new cases, 56 are armed forces, 15 are traced contacts and three are frontline workers.
The health and family welfare informed that out of the 56 armed forces who tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, 53 are from Dimapur and three are from Kohima. The rest of the new cases are all from Dimapur.
Till date, a total of 1,173 armed forces, 1,051 returnees, 185 frontline workers, 195 traced contacts and 53 others have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the state’s toll to 2657. Others include cases related to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), Raj Bhavan and patients excluding returnees.
With 1173 cases, positive cases among the armed forces are highest in the state. Principal Secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha, had informed that given the large number of paramilitary personnel testing positive, the state government have decided to reschedule their induction from outside the state, as a precautionary measure.
Another five persons have also recovered from COVID-19 slightly increasing the number of recovered cases to 824. the five new recovered cases are reported from Zunheboto.
The COVID-19 status as on Friday is:
Although eight deaths have been reported in the state, seven has been established as due to COVID-19. One death is COVID-19 positive but is not due to COVID-19.
On July 28, the health and family welfare of Nagaland had confirmed the first four COVID-19 related deaths in the state out of five deaths reported.