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Nagaland COVID-19 +ve cases increase to 43

Nagaland COVID-19 +ve cases increase to 43
DIMAPUR, MAY 31 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/31/2020 12:46:13 PM IST

COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland Sunday jumped to 43 after seven fresh cases were detected-- 4 in Dimapur and 3 in Kohima. Informing this on twitter, Health & Family Welfare minister S Pangnyu Phom said out of 92 samples tested-- 4 females and 3 males, all Chennai returnees, tested positive. 

All the patients have been kept under medical observation at the designated COVID-19 hospitals. As on May 31, out of 43-- 27 were asymptomatic, 16 symptomatic with mild symptoms, Health department stated.

So far, all 43 positive cases were returnees from Chennai. On May 22, 1463 stranded citizens of Nagaland, that included students, employees of various firms and children, arrived from Chennai. Active surveillance has been set in motion to prevent further spreading of the infection, officials said.

Results of 1019 awaited: Out of 2576 cumulative COVID-19 suspected samples sent for testing, 1514 had tested negative and 43 positive cases, while reports of 1019 were awaited. Further, out of 86 samples tested by TrueNat machine, 82 were negative and results four awaited.

Nationwide tally nears 2L

PTI Adds: India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 8,380 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 1,82,143, while the death toll rose to 5,164, according to the Union Health Ministry.

According to the health ministry data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 65,168, followed by Tamil Nadu at 21,184, Delhi at 18,549, Gujarat at 16,343, Rajasthan at 8,617, Madhya Pradesh at 7,891 and Uttar Pradesh at 7,445.

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