Nagaland COVID-19 cases cross 700-mark

Nagaland COVID-19 cases cross 700-mark
DIMAPUR, JUL 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/10/2020 12:57:30 PM IST

428 active & 304 recovered cases

Nagaland on Friday witnessed the second highest single-day spike of 59 COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s total tally to 732 cases till July 10.

In a tweet, Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom said that 20 positive cases were reported from Kohima, 18 in Dimapur, 19 in Peren and 1 each in Wokha and Phek districts. With this the state has 428 active cases and 304 recovered cases.

All positive cases have been referred to the respective district designated COVID-19 hospitals for medical care. As per the severity of symptoms, 424 active cases are asymptomatic and 4 active cases are mild. Though there has been no recovery since July 8, as per Health department bulletin, the state’s recovery rate stood at 41%. 

Further, the Health department has also put in place active surveillance and contact tracing to prevent further spreading of the infection. As per distribution of cases by domicile district, Peren had the highest number of cases with 292, followed by Dimapur- 141, Mon- 98, Kohima- 74, Tuensang- 41, Phek- 14, Wokha- 11, Zunheboto- 6, Kiphire- 4, Mokokchung- 3, Longleng- 2 and others- 46.

Till July 10, a total of 15,431 samples were sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 14,662 samples received. Out of the 15,431 samples, 9,750 samples were received at the BSL-3 lab (NHAK) and a total of 9,649 were tested, out of which 521 samples tested positive. Further, at BSL 2 Lab (CIHSR),  1174 samples were processed and 73 samples tested positive.


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