COVID-19: Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 194 cases; tally jumps to 2129

COVID-19: Nagaland records highest single-day spike of 194 cases; tally jumps to 2129

Last updated on: August 3, 2020 at 10:48 pm IST

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Dimapur, August 3: COVID-19 cases in Nagaland nearly reached the 200 mark in a single day for the first time pushing the State’s tally to 2129 on Monday.
A record single-day spike of 194 COVID-19 cases was registered on Monday, the fourth consecutive day when new cases have crossed the 100 mark. On Sunday, the new cases detected were 104, while on Saturday it was 138. On Friday, the State had detected 127 new COVID-19 cases.
But with 661 recoveries and 4 deaths, the number of active cases in the State is 1464. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,462 active cases are asymptomatic, 1 active case is mild and 1 active case is with oxygen. The positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 care centres. Active surveillance and contact tracing is also in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
Out of the 194 new cases, 136 were detected at Dimapur, 36 at Zunheboto and 22 at Kohima. Also out of the 194 new cases, 113 are from the Armed Forces, 33 returnees, 23 frontline workers, 24 traced contacts and one case is related to Nagaland Legislative session, Raj Bhavan and patients, excluding returnees.
Till date, a total of 25,738 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 23,615 samples have been received. Out of the 16,819 samples received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), a total of 15,857 samples have been tested and 1,416 samples have tested positive. In addition, a total of 16,932 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and 510 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.
A total of 2,366 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland. (Page News Service)