Dimapur, June 13: With Nagaland reporting another 7 fresh COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday, the total number of positive cases in the State has climbed to 163. But with 27 more cases recovering, the total active cases in the State are 87.
So far, a total of 76 cases have recovered. The recovered cases district wise is Dimapur – 63, Kohima – 8 and Tuensang – 5.
In what could be an indication that the coronavirus is slowly spreading to the rest of the State, 6 out of the 7 fresh cases reported on Saturday is from Mon. All the 6 cases from Mon were reported from Chennai returnees.
With this, the COVID-19 pandemic has so far reached 5 districts in the State – Dimapur, Kohima, Peren, Tuensang and Mon. The present COVID-19 status in Tuensang is nil, as the 5 cases there have already recovered.
One reason for the virus reaching the interior districts is the State Government policy of sending returnees without testing to their respective districts. However, the 6 cases of Mon are different as they were sent to Mon only after they were initially tested negative in Dimapur.
After reaching Mon on June 2 and only after 7 days in an institutional quarantine centre their samples were taken and tested using TrueNat, when the 6 cases along with another case were found positive. The samples of the 7 cases were sent to ICMR for confirmation on June 11, out of which 6 were confirmed positive in the RT-PCR test.
Till date, a total of 5,945 samples have been tested in Nagaland and the results of 4,616 samples have been received. Results of 1,329 samples are still awaited.
A total of 6,774 persons are presently under facility quarantine in the State and 1,775 persons under home quarantine. (Page New Service)