State’s records highest spike of 69 COVID cases; 65 from Peren distt

State’s records highest spike of 69 COVID cases; 65 from Peren distt
DIMAPUR, JUN 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/22/2020 12:34:48 PM IST

Nagaland on Monday registered its highest ever single-day spike of 69 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases in the state to 280 till date.

According to state Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom, the 69 fresh cases were detected from 275 samples that were tested. 

The highest ever one day spike was reported from Peren quarantine QC with 65 cases while 3 were from Dimapur QC and 1 from Zunheboto QC. According to reports, the 65 cases were Chennai returnees.

With this the total active cases in the state stood at 139 and 141 recovered cases. The recovery rate had plunged to 50% from 66% on June 21.

Results of 1507 awaited: Out of  9665 samples sent for testing till 4 pm. Monday, results of 8158 samples had been received while results of 1507 were awaited. 

Out of the 9665 samples, 6833 samples were sent to BSL-3 lab (NHAK) and a total of 5613 samples were tested, and out of which 221 tested positive.

Currently, 6768 persons have been kept under facility quarantine, principal secretary Home, Abhijit Sinha said in his daily briefing.

As per the distribution of the 280 cases by age, 4 cases were between 0-17 years, 269 cases between 18-44 years, 5 cases between 45-64 years and 2 cases between 65-74 years. As per the distribution of gender, 195 were males and 85 females.


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