Nagaland’s Covid-19 tally spikes to 122
Dimapur, June 8 (EMN): Nagaland reported five more Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the total number of positive cases to 122.
This was informed by the minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom in a Twitter update.
“Five new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours out of the 220 samples tested,” the minister tweeted.
Health authorities, had on June 6, declared that eight patients in Dimapur have ‘recovered’ following treatment at the Covid-19 hospital.
Currently, the total number of active cases stands at 114.
Nagaland recorded its first three Covid-19 positive cases on May 25.
Meanwhile, the department of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that the sample of one person was collected twice, on May 30 and the 31st. “Thereby, there is duplication of one case. Therefore, the total confirmed case of Covid-19 is 122 and not 123,” it informed.
Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha, in his daily Covid-19 briefing, informed that a total of 109 samples have been tested by TrueNat machines, out of which 108 samples have returned negative and result of 1 sample is awaited.
“As per the severity of symptoms, out of 122 positive cases, there are 114 asymptomatic cases and eight have recovered after treatment at the Covid hospital. Out of these, there are 86 male and 36 female, and four are in the age group of 0-17 years, 117 are in the age group of 18-44 years and one is in the age group of 45-64 years. A total 5,367 persons are presently at facility quarantine and 7,855 persons are under home quarantine,” he said.
The home commissioner also informed that the special train carrying 949 stranded Nagaland citizens from Gujarat and Maharashtra reached Dimapur on Monday night.
According to him, another special train ferrying Nagaland citizens from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana “will be starting tomorrow for Nagaland.”