Dimapur, July 10: In another major spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases, Nagaland reported 59 new cases on Friday taking the total cases in the State to 732. But with 304 recoveries, the total active cases in the State are 428.
Of the 59 new cases, 20 are in Kohima, 19 in Peren, 18 in Dimapur, and 1 each in Wokha & Phek.
The one case reported from Wokha today is the first case in the District. With this, only Kiphire and Longleng districts in the State are now COVID-19 free.
Principal Home Secretary, Abhijit Sinha IAS said out of the 428 active cases, 424 are asymptomatic while 4 are mild cases. All 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 in progress to prevent further spreading of the infection.
HPC reviews lockdown measures
Meanwhile a meeting of High Powered Committee on COVID-19 held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio with co-chairman, Deputy Chief Minister reviewed the existing lockdown measures in the State and also the modified plan submitted by the Health Department for declaring containment zones and the protocols to be followed.
The HPC also deliberated the functioning of the quarantine centres and reviewed the existing provisions of the SOP for returnees. The proposal for imposition of total lockdown in Kohima Municipal areas for one week was also discussed, and the HPC was of the view that it is not warranted for now.
The HPC also reviewed the availability of essential medicines and medical equipments and other essential accessories with the Health Department, and directed the Department to expedite the process for recruitment of additional doctors and nurses, as already approved by the Government, so that their services could be used for strengthening the health care system across the State without delay. (Page News Service)