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Kohima: As Nagaland continues to witness a daily spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, the total number of positive cases detected in the state has crossed the 8000-mark as another 67 new cases were detected on Tuesday.

With 38 new cases from Dimapur, 13 from Kohima, 11 from Tuensang and 5 from Mon, the state’s tally for COVID-19 confirmed cases surged to 8,020. However, the number of recovered cases in the state continues to surpass the number of active cases.

Out of the total confirmed cases, 1,657 are active cases, and 6,267 are recovered cases. As per the severity of symptoms among the active cases, 1,576 are asymptomatic, 62 are mild symptomatic, 13 are moderate symptomatic on oxygen, three are severe on oxygen, and another three are critical in ICU on ventilator.

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District wise classification of positive cases

One more patient from Kohima succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday taking the death toll in the state to 22. The state has so far reported 29 deaths out of which 22 are COVID-19 deaths, six deaths are COVID-19 positive but not due to COVID-19, and another one death is still under investigation.

Meanwhile, out of the total confirmed cases, 67 COVID-19 patients have migrated outside the state. As per the sector-wise classification of the total positive cases, 3567 are from the security personnel and armed forces, 2448 are through traced contacts, 1613 are returnees and travellers, and 392 are frontline workers.

With the increase in the number of positive cases among traced contacts, the state’s health and family welfare department in its latest weekly data had shown that the percentage of traced contacts among confirmed cases has increased from 7% in July to 56 % by mid-October. It warned that this data indicates the shift of cases towards the community.

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