State COVID cases cross 100-mark

State COVID cases cross 100-mark
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/6/2020 1:03:12 PM IST

8 tested negative: 7 males & 1 female, all Chennai returnees

COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland broke the 100-mark when the tally rose from 94 to 107 after results on Saturday confirmed that 13 more were tested positive for COVID-19. Out of 107 cases, 8 have recovered, bringing the active cases to 99. 

 Informing this, Health & Family Welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom in his tweet Saturday also informed that the eight positive cases admitted at COVID-19 hospital Dimapur had tested negative in the second test.

Pangnyu tweeted “Very delighted to share that 8 patients admitted at COVID-19 hospital, Dimapur were tested negative for COVID-19 in second test. They have been shifted to COVID-19 Care Centre and they are under the process of discharge for home quarantine under active surveillance.”

As per the information, of eight who have recovered, seven were males and one female. A doctor informed Nagaland Post that all of them were returnees from Chennai and had responded well to the treatment. 

All patients were kept in the COVID-19 Care Centre, Tourist lodge and after observation, they will be sent to their respective home districts. Currently, 76 COVID-19 positive (asymptomatic) patients are admitted at District COVID-19 hospital Dimapur.

As reported, Dimapur COVID-19 designated hospital remained in dire need of doctors and nursing personnel and also TrueNat testing machines as Dimapur was dealing with maximum number of COVID positive cases.

PHED minister, Jacob Zhimomi, legislator in charge of Dimapur district for COVID-19 related activities, emphasised on the urgent need of more medical personnel in Dimapur. He also suggested requisitioning doctors from less burdened districts. Jacob also reiterated the decision of the state cabinet to convert Tourist lodge Dimapur into COVID Hospital in view of the shortage of hospital facilities.

Results of 1340 awaited: Health department in its daily bulletin, informed that till date a total of 3959 COVID-19 swab samples were tested, out of which 2512 have tested negative and 107 tested positive. The results of 1340 samples are awaited. 

Further, all 102 samples tested through the Truenat testing machine have turned out to be negative.

With a huge backlog of swab samples yet to be tested, the need for more Truenat testing machine in Dimapur and Kohima has been aired by many doctors. The present BSL-3 set up in the NHAK has a capacity of testing 90 swab samples in a day. Some sampes have been despatched to other testing laboratories in Assam such as Dibrugarh.

 Meanwhile, the state cabinet during its meeting on Saturday was briefed on the COVID-19 situation by the Health & Family Welfare and the Home departments.  The provisions of the SOP for the returnees to Nagaland and the measures being taken for further streamlining the entire management of the Quarantine Centres were also discussed. The Health department also briefed on the health status of the positive cases. 

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