Four Covid-19 deaths so far; one ruled out
Dimapur, July 28 (EMN): Out of the five deaths in Nagaland that were under investigation to establish their possible link with Covid-19, Health authorities on Tuesday rejected one case and confirmed four as Covid-19 deaths.
The Heath department’s spokesperson, Dr. Nyan Kikon said that the death of a woman at a paid quarantine facility in Dimapur has been ruled out as Covid-19 case.
Even though she was Covid-19 positive, the cause of her death was not the virus, according to the department’s daily update.
At the same time, Kikon confirmed that two of the deaths at District Hospital Dimapur have been confirmed as Covid-19 cases. The two other deaths had occurred outside the Dimapur Covid hospital, the update stated.
Meanwhile, 75 more Covid-19 positive cases were reported on Tuesday, taking the tally to 1460 in Nagaland.
This was informed by the minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, through a social media update on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Seventy-five new cases of Covid-19 have been detected out of 450 test results received. Fifty-one in Kohima, 10 in Phek, seven in Wokha, three each in Mon and Dimapur and one in Tuensang,’ the minister tweeted.
Also, Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha confirmed that out of the 1,460 positive cases, the total active cases are 878, recovered cases are 577, and there have been four deaths.
“As per the severity of symptoms, out of the 878 active cases, 875 active cases are asymptomatic and two active cases are mild and one active case is moderate. Till date, a total of 22,392 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and the results of 20,706 samples have been received. Out of the 15,343 samples received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), a total of 13,603 samples have been tested and 981 samples have tested positive.
“In addition, a total of 15,277 samples have been sent for testing on TrueNat and 528 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. A total of 2,500 persons are presently under facility quarantine,” he informed.