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Nagaland COVID-19 tally 5862

Nagaland COVID-19 tally 5862
DIMAPUR, SEP 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/26/2020 1:14:40 PM IST

Nagaland on Saturday reported 94 new COVID cases, taking the tally to 5862 cases. According to Health department bulletin, 51 new cases were detected in Kohima, 39 in Dimapur, 2 in Mokokchung and 1 each in Mon and Phek.

Further, out of 5862 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people include 2750 cases from the armed forces/police, 1471 returnees, 1305 traced contacts and 336 frontline workers.

The bulletin stated that people under 40 years were the most affected. It opined that the recent surge in cases could be due to mobility of young people to workplaces, hanging out with friends, with no regard to 3Ws-- wash hands, wear masks, watch distance. The department said that the positivity rate had continuously increased in the last 4-5 weeks.

India’s COVID-19 cases top 59 lakh
PTI adds: India’s COVID-19 tally sprinted past 59 lakh on Saturday with 85,362 fresh cases being recorded in a day, while 93,420 people recuperated from the disease during the same period taking total recoveries to over 48 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
The data updated at 8 am on Saturday showed that the coronavirus caseload has risen to 59,03,932 with 85,362 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll mounted to 93,379 after 1,089 people succumbed to the disease in 24 hours. Total recoveries surged to 48,49,584, pushing the country’s recovery rate to 82.14 per cent. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.58 per cent.
 

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