Nagaland COVID-19 tally breaches 10,000 mark; 1 more death in Kohima

Nagaland COVID-19 tally breaches 10,000 mark; 1 more death in Kohima
DIMAPUR, NOV 16 (NPN) | Publish Date: 11/16/2020 12:35:39 PM IST

Nagaland’s COVID-19 tally breached the 10,000 mark after 140 new positive cases were reported on Monday-- 116 in Kohima and 24 in Dimapur. The tally as on November 16 stood at 10,025 cases.

Meanwhile, one more COVID death was reported from Kohima, taking the total death toll to 57. According to Health department’s data, 47 deaths were COVID related, 6 deaths not COVID related while 4 deaths were still under investigation.

Further, out of 10,025 cases, the distribution across various categories include 4128 cases from the armed forces/police, 1738 returnees, 3685 traced contacts and 474 frontline workers.

PTI: Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 88,45,127 with 30,548 infections being reported in a day, according to data updated by the Union health ministry on Monday.

The death toll also climbed to 1,30,070 with 435 new fatalities. The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the sixth consecutive day. There are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise 5.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The total number of recoveries has surged to 82,49,579, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.27 per cent. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.47 per cent.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,56,98,525 samples had been tested till November 15 with 8,61,706 being tested on Sunday.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

9th IR HQs sealed after 133 cases

In view of the detection of 133 COVID-19 positive cases, the Peren district administration has sealed the 9th NAP (IR) battalion headquarters, Saijang under Ahthibung sub division for 48 hours with effect from November 16. 

In an order, the extra assistant commissioner (EAC) Jalukie C Wangan has stated that all movement of person/vehicle in the sealed area was strictly restricted /prohibited. Any person violating the order would be liable to be prosecuted as per the relevant sections of the law.

Further, district authority has advised all to follow safety precaution at all time to ensure public safety.


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