Dimapur, August 6: Nagaland on Thursday reported 82 new COVID-19 cases taking the State tally to 2,580. But with 819 recoveries and 6 deaths, the number of active cases in the State is 1752.
Out of the 82 new cases, 58 were detected from Dimapur, 22 at Kohima and 2 in Phek. Of the 58 new cases in Dimapur, 39 are from Armed Forces, frontline workers – 15, and 4 traced contacts. Out of the 22 new cases in Kohima, 19 are cases related to Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Raj Bhavan and patients excluding returnees; traced contacts – 2 and one returnee. Both the new cases in Phek were detected from returnees.
As per the severity of symptoms, all the 1,752 active cases are asymptomatic. They 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, said Principal Home Secretary Abhijit Sinha.
Till date, a total of 26,968 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 25,244 samples have been received. In addition, a total of 17,773 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat.
A total of 2,199 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland. (Page News Service)