Dimapur, July 17: Nagaland on Friday reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total confirmed cases in the State to 956. But with 405 recoveries, the number of active cases in the State is 551.
Out of the 40 new cases, 39 are in Dimapur and one in Kohima.
As per the severity of symptoms, 548 active cases are asymptomatic and 2 active cases are mild and 1 active case is moderate. 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.
Another 14 persons who had earlier tested positive tested negative. The the 14 recovered are from Peren.
Till date, a total of 17,570 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR. Results of 17,229 samples have been received. Out of the 17,229 samples, a total of 10, 009 samples have been tested at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and out of which 570 samples have tested positive. At the BSL-2 lab at the CIHSR, Dimapur, a total of 2,451 samples have been processed and out of which 240 samples have tested positive.
In addition, a total of 11,727 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat. 10,880 samples have tested negative, and 349 samples have tested positive which have been sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.
A total of 2,922 persons are presently under facility quarantine in the State. (Page News Service)