With 34 fresh cases, State COVID tally now 535

With 34 fresh cases, State COVID tally now 535
DIMAPUR, JUL 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/2/2020 1:14:19 PM IST

338 active cases & 197 recovered

Nagaland registered 34 new COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday while 15 more patients recovered from the virus.

With this the state’s total tally has risen to 535 cases-- 338 active cases and 197 recovered.

In a tweet, Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom informed that the 34 cases were among the 226 samples that were tested. He said 32 were from Peren quarantine centre, 1 each from Dimapur and Kohima quarantine centres.

All the positive persons have been shifted to the designated COVID-19 hospitals for medical care. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 338 active cases were asymptomatic, principal secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed in his daily briefing.

Further, among the 15 patients that recovered, 12 were from Kohima, 2 from Dimapur and 1 from Peren.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the state plummeted to 36.82%.

BSL-2 lab operational

The newly inaugurated Bio Safety Level-2 (BSL-2) laboratory at CIHSR, Dimapur began testing COVID-19 suspected samples from July 1. The lab received the first batch of 178 samples on July 1.

Sources informed that the lab has the capacity to test 90 samples in 2 hours.

Meanwhile, till July 2, a total of 12,570 samples had been tested and results of 11,854 samples were received. Of the 12,570 samples, 8251 were received at the BSL-3 lab (Naga Hospital Authority Kohima) and BSL-2 lab (Christian Institute Of Health Sciences & Research, Dimapur), out of which 8133 were tested and 423 samples tested positive for COVID, principal secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha informed. 

In addition, a total of 6240 samples were also tested by TrueNat, out of which 124 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.

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