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COVID: Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 126 cases

COVID: Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 126 cases
DIMAPUR, JUL 31 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/31/2020 12:31:44 PM IST

*1052 active

635 recovered

* 6 deaths

With the highest single-day spike of 126 COVID-19 cases reported on Friday, Nagaland’s tally inched towards the 1700-mark.

As on July 31, the state’s total tally stood at 1693 cases-- 1052 active, 653 recovered and 6 deaths (4 due to COVID, 1 death (positive) but not due to COVID and 1 death under investigation (co-morbidities and positive case). Out of 418 samples tested, 95 cases were detected in Dimapur and 31 in Kohima, Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom said on twitter.

2 more deaths: Two more deaths were reported in Dimapur-- a woman from West Yard colony and a male from Duncan Basti area.

According to official sources, the lady, around 45 years, was not keeping well and had died on July 30 afternoon. The initial test through TrueNat was positive and the RT-PCR confirmation test report also returned positive.

In another case, a resident of Duncan Basti (male around 40 years) died on July 31. Sources said that the person was not keeping well. The TrueNat test report was positive and RT-PCR confirmation report awaited.

With this the total COVID related deaths rose to 9, all from Dimapur.  As per the Health department data out of five deaths (all COVID positive), four died due to COVID-- two at Dimapur District Hospital; one at Nikos Hospital; one at Medzhiphema CHC. A woman (from Assam) who died and tested positive for COVID at a paid quarantine centre in Dimapur, was not due to COVID, it added.

On July 25, an employee of a gas agency died due to health issues and tested positive for COVID through TrueNat.

On July 29, a 45-year old woman from Aoyimti village had tested positive for COVID-19 through TrueNat after her death.

 

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