77 new cases were detected in Nagaland on Friday Credit: Representational Image

Kohima: Another 77 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland on Friday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases in Nagaland soared to 2,657.

As many as 74 new cases from Dimapur and three new cases from Kohima were reported out of 707 samples that were tested. The state’s health minister informed that contact tracing is fully put in force and all the primary contacts were kept under self-isolation.

With the addition of the new cases, the COVID-19 status at present is:

Confirmed: 2657

Active: 1829

Recovered: 819

Death: 6

Migrated: 2

1829 active cases in Nagaland so far

Taking to Twitter, Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom tweeted: “COVID-19 Report!

77 Cases of COVID-19 +ve have been confirmed out of 707 samples tested.

74 in Dimapur & 3 in Kohima. Contact tracing is fully put in force & all primary contacts are kept under self isolation to avoid further transmission. Wear Mask, Keep Distance, Stay safe.”

Dimapur continues to lead the tally with the highest number of positive cases. With the addition of the 74 new cases, the total number of confirmed cases in Dimapur is 1,426 out of which 1,163 are active cases. This is followed by Kohima with 564 total cases out of which 408 are active cases.

So far, Kiphire district and Longleng districts have no active cases of COVID-19.

On Thursday, the health minister refuted viral messages which claimed that 22 legislators have tested positive for COVID-19 as “absolutely false & baseless”. “In these times, people should not take advantage of the situation and spread rumours without ascertaining facts,” the minister said.

He further said: “Such unbecoming actions only fuel speculations and fear to the general public. Be warned that spreading false rumours will invite legal actions as per provisions of Law. Let us all work together to allay the fears of the general public.”

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