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Almost half of 3,011 COVID-19 cases in Nagaland are from Armed Forces

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State breaches 3000 mark with 230 new cases

Dimapur, August 10: Almost half of the COVID-19 cases in Nagaland are from the Armed Forces as the State crossed the 3000 mark with the report of 230 new cases on Monday.
Figures released by the State Health Department in a COVID-19 update on Monday showed that 1,372 of the 3,011 positive cases in the State are from the Armed Forces, which is 45.57% of the total cases.
Returnees/inbound travelers account for 36.33% of the cases (1094 cases), traced contact – 9.73% (293 cases), frontline workers – 6.58% (198 cases) and others (Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Raj Bhavan, patient excluding returnees) accounts for 1.79% (54 cases).
covid tally aug 10Of the 230 new cases reported on Monday, Dimapur and Kohima reported 104 new cases each, Mon – 18 and Peren – 4. However, out of the 230 new cases, Armed Forces had the highest number of cases at 146, followed by traced contacts – 60, returnees – 22 and two frontline workers.
Out of the 60 new traced contacts testing positive, 46 were from Kohima and 14 in Dimapur. One each frontline workers in Dimapur and Kohima also tested positive.
On August 3, Nagaland crossed the 2000 mark with the detection of 194 new cases to reach 2,129, and it took just 7 days for the State to cross the 3000 mark today.
Meanwhile with 973 recoveries and 8 deaths, the number of active cases in the State is 2027. As per the severity of symptoms, 2024 active cases are asymptomatic, 1 active case is mild, and 2 active cases are moderate. The positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 care centres. Further, active surveillance and contact tracing is also in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
A total of 2005 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland. (Page News Service)

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