Nagaland’s Covid-19 cases breach 1500-mark
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, July 29 (EMN): The total number of Covid-19 cases in Nagaland has breached 1500-mark with 53 new cases being reported on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 1513.
This was informed by the minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, through an update on July 29.
“53 new cases of Covid-19 have been detected out of 453 test results received,” the minister tweeted, adding that out of the fresh cases, 29 were in Dimapur, 19 in Kohima and five in Mon district.
In his daily briefing, Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha informed that all the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated Covid-19 hospitals and Covid-19 care centres. He also said that active surveillance and contact tracing is in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
“Out of the 1,513 positive cases, the total active cases are 913, the total recovered cases are 595 and there are 4 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 913 active cases are asymptomatic,” he informed.
“Till date, a total of 22,766 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 21,009 samples have been received. Out of the 15,990 samples received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), a total of 14,024 samples have been tested and 1,030 samples have tested positive. In addition, a total of 15,580 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and 535 samples have tested positive, which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. A total of 2,451 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine,” he added.