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Kohima/Dimapur, May 29: Nagaland reported seven more COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of people afflicted with coronavirus in the state to 25, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said.
All new patients are returnees to the state from Chennai on May 22 by a Shramik Special train.
The train brought back 1,328 residents of the state, who were stranded in different parts of Tamil Nadu due to the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the virus.
“Seven more tested COVID-19 positive. All returnees from Chennai. Two are from Dimapur, four from Kohima and one from Tuensang district,” the minister said in a tweet.
Officials in Health and Family Welfare Department said the among the 7 patients who are aged below 30 years, 3 are female and four male.
Of the total 25 cases, 14 patients are undergoing treatment at COVID hospital in Dimapur, 6 in Chedema COVID Hospital Kohima and five in Tuensang COVID hospital.
Results of 563 samples awaited
Out of a total of 1934 suspected samples sent for testing from the State so far, the results of 1371 samples have been received out of which 25 are positive. Results for 563 samples are awaited.
Through the Truenat testing machines so far, a total of 63 samples have been tested and all are negative.
Principal Home Secretary, Abhijit Sinha IAS said as of today, a total of 3526 persons are under facility quarantine in the State.
He informed that a special train from Andhra Pradesh to the North East carrying 72 stranded persons of Nagaland reached Dimapur at around 10 pm Thursday night. Another special train from Jaipur carrying 358 stranded persons of Nagaland de-boarded at Lumding, Assam on Friday in the morning and were ferried by buses to Dimapur.
Besides the trains, 4 buses carrying 128 stranded persons of Nagaland from Kolkata also reached Dimapur on Friday.
Sinha said a total of 12,836 citizens have signed up in the nCOVID-19 Nagaland – Visitors App since 23rd March 2020 and in the last 14 days 2298 persons have submitted their travel self-declaration. At present 2017 persons are being digitally monitored through the App, he informed. (Page News Service)