Nagaland’s Covid-19 cases reach 900-mark
Dimapur, July 15 (EMN): Nagaland has reached the 900-mark in Covid-19 cases as six more people tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, taking the total tally of the state to 902.
This was informed by the minister of Health, S Pangnyu Phom, in a social media update on Wednesday afternoon.
“Out of the 170 samples tested, 6 new positive Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in Dimapur,” the minister tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
Till date, Health authorities in Nagaland have declared 348 patients as ‘recovered’ and there were 554 active cases in the state and no death till date.
It may be mentioned that Nagaland recorded its first Covid-19 positive cases on May 25 when three returnees tested positive for the virus.
The number of positive cases breached 100-mark as 13 returnees from Chennai tested positive for the virus, taking the state’s tally to 107 on June 6.
Subsequently, the number of positive cases crossed the 300-mark of Covid-19 cases as 50 returnees tested positive for the virus, taking the state’s tally to 330 on June 23.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 recovered cases in the state reached the 100 mark on June 16 as 11 more returnees tested negative for Covid-19 in their second tests on Tuesday, taking the recovery tally to 103 in the state.
As of July 15, Dimapur has the highest cases among the districts with 167 active cases, followed by Peren with 154 active cases; Kohima has 104 active cases; Mon has 83 cases; Tuensang has 28 cases; Phek has 8 cases, while Mokokchung has five cases, Zunheboto and Longleng has two cases respectively, and Wokha has one case.
As per the severity of the symptoms, out of 554 active cases, 539 cases are asymptomatic, while 15 cases are mild.