Kohima: Another 38 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Nagaland on Tuesday, taking the state’s tally to 3,752. However, the total number of recovered cases in Nagaland continues to surpass the number of active cases as another 214 COVID-19 patients have now recovered.
Among the 38 new cases that have been detected, 31 are from Kohima, three are from Mon and two each are from Wokha and Peren. Nagaland health minister S Pangnyu Phom informed that necessary contact tracing has been activated by the IDSP team to contain the spread of virus.
As per an official update from the health department, among the new cases, 14 are through traced contacts, of which 11 are from Kohima and three are from Mon, 10 are frontline workers from Kohima, 10 are armed force personnel, of which nine are from Kohima and one is from Wokha, and four are returnees, of which two are from Peren and one each is from Wokha and Kohima.
A health official later informed media persons that two armed armed forces personnel who tested positive on Tuesday are frontline workers and the same has been reflected in the overall tally.
Taking to Twitter, the minister wrote: “38 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 458 samples tested. 31 in Kohima, 3 in Mon, 2 each in Wokha & Peren. Necessary contact tracing has been activated by the IDSP team to contain the spread of virus”.
In a subsequent tweet, the minister informed that another 214 patients have recovered from COVID-19 out of which 94 are from Dimapur, 88 are from Kohima and 32 are from Zunheboto.
“Another 214 patients are recovered from COVID-19 and kept under surveillance. 94 from Dimapur, 88 from Kohima & 32 from Zunheboto,” the minister wrote.
With the addition of 38 new cases and 214 recovered cases, the COVID-19 status in Nagaland is:
Death: 8 (One death is COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19. Therefore, it is not reflected in the tally.
Overall, a total of 1,617 armed forces personnel, 1,217 returnees, 660 traced contacts and 258 frontline workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The current recovery rate in the state is 69.56%.