Kohima, September 5: Nagaland on Saturday reported another higher number of COVID-19 recoveries than detection of fresh cases bringing down the number of active cases in the State to 689, which is 16.69 per cent of the confirmed cases.
“State reports 21 positive cases of COVID-19 out of 480 samples received – 8 each in Dimapur and Kohima, 4 in Mon and 1 in Mokokchung,” Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom said in a tweet.
“Contact tracing has been activated by our Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Team and all primary contacts are kept under self isolation,” he said.
The Minister also said “State reports 68 recoveries of COVID-19 Patients – 34 in Kohima, 25 in Mon and 9 in Dimapur.
However, all recovered patients will be kept under strict surveillance, he said.
With this the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State has gone up to 4,128, out of which 689 active patients, 3,419 have recovered, while 10 have died and another 10 migrated to other states.
Nagaland detected the first COVID-19 cases among three Chennai returnees on May 25 while the highest single-day spike was 276 on August 4 and maximum recovery of the day was 215 recorded twice on August 20 and 24.
The recovery rate of the State has improved to 82.82%.
The district wise confirmed cases are Dimapur 1,964, Kohima has 1,319, Mon 293, Peren 268, Zunheboto 114, Tuensang 68, Phek 33, Mokokchung 29, Wokha 24, Kiphire 11 and Longleng 5.
The district wise active cases are Dimapur 323, Kohima 282, Mon 30, Tuensang 20, Kiphire 10, Mokokchung 10, Zunheboto 7, Wokha 3, and Peren and Phek district has 2 each.
Among the active patients, 6 are with mild symptoms while 683 are asymptomatic patients.
The district wise recovered persons are Dimapur 1,629, Kohima 1033, Peren 266, Mon 260, Zunheboto 107, Tuensang 48, Phek 31, Wokha 21, Mokokchung 19, Longleng 4 and one in Kiphire district.
(Page News Service)